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Every person who mdliciously 
cuts, defaces, breaks or injures 
any book, map, chart, picture, 
engraving, statue, coin, nnodel, 
apparatus, or other work of lit- 
erature, art, nnechanics or ob- 
ject of curiosity, deposited in 
any public library, gallery, 
museum or collection is guilty 
of a misdemeanor. 

Penal Code of California 
1915. Section 623 



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INNER LIFE" The secrets \ou hide from \our 
liusband, w hat \our favorite snack sa\ s about 
\ ou, and arc \ ou too much of a softie? 
IS STRESS CONTAGIOUS? W hen vou'rc stressed 
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BEAUTY JOURNAL Exfoliate the right \\a\. French 
manicures made fast and easv, and more. 
BEAT-THE-HEAT MAKEUP Sur\ ive the summer sizzle. 
MAKE OVER YOUR MORNING ROUTINE \\ in the 

morning makeup race w iih timcsav ing steps xou're 
sure to lo\e. Bv Patricia Reynoso 
DENIM'S NEW DETAILS Fix figure flaw s w ith these 
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ADVENTURE IS IN THE JEANS 1 he new denim w ill 
fit your mood in all shapes and sizes — w e promise! 
Bv Carla Engler 

your family 

FAMILY MATTERS llow pkndates socialize kids, wh\ 

summer school is much impro\ed. plus your favorite 

da\ of the w eek to hav e sex. 

MONEY MATTERS The Risks of .Automatic Bill 

Pav ing: Debit mistakes that max be costing \ou 

mone\. B\ Karin Price Mueller 

MY LIFE AS A MOM' Someone to Watch 0\er Me: 

Sometimes being a mom is about letting your 

children face their ow n fears, in their ow n way. 

B\ }eanne Marie Fa.skas 

HEART OF A HUSBAND" The Battle of the 

Bathroom: I'he definitions of "clean" and "dry" \ar\ 

between husbands and wives. B\ Stephen Fried 

CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?' 

"I Wasn't Excited -\bout M\ New Baby." 

B\ Margery- D. Rosen 

your home 

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contents 



JULY 2006 



your world 

92 THE DUCHESS DIARIES Sarali Ferguson dishes 
about romance, castle galas and her close ties with 
her princess daughters. B\ Merle Ginsberg 

102 SPECIAL REPORT: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE 
AMERICAN FAMILY Part 5: Interracial Families. 
These unions bring together different cultures — 
and new challenges. B\- Carol Mithers 

108 IN THE NEWS A Father's Crusade: When his 
daughter died suddenK- after taking the abortion 
pill, one dad \o\\ed to fight to sa\e other women's 
lives. B\- Carol Mithers^ 

your health 

124 DIET & NUTRITION Drinking tea to reduce cancer 
risk, finding the leanest cuts of beef, and curbing 
that sweet tooth. 

126 OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! Certain kinds of 
chronic pain should ne\er be ignored— and now 
there's real hf]p. Bv Linda Mar.sa 

144 LOSE WEIGHT BY THE WEEKEND Follow this 

meal plan during the workweek and live it up when 
Saturda\ rolls around! B\- Cvnthia Sass, R.D. 



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GLORIOUS GRILLING I' ixe innovative tw ists on 
grilling classics. B\ Lori Powell 

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On the Cover: The Duchess of York and her 
daughters photographed exclusively for Ladies' Home 
Journal by Timothy White. On the Duchess Hair: 
Antoinette Guzzo for Frederic Fekkai. Makeup: Susan 
Houser at See Management for Dior Cosmetics On 
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie: Hair: Donald Mikula. 
Makeup: Charlie Green for Smashbox Cosmetics Stylist: 
Linda Medvene for ETS Represents. Manicure: Tatyana 
Molot for Mark Edward Inc. On the Duchess: Jacket, Dolce 
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Scott Yardley 



K\ccuti\c l.ditor 
Roberta Caploe 

Managing I'iditor Mary Witherell 
Dcpiih Iklifor Margot Oilman 
Health Director Julia Kagan 
Senior Articles I'.ditors Nancy Bilyeau, Lorraine Glennon 
F.ntertainniciit I'.ditor Laura Brounstein 
Articles I'xlitor Jessica Branch 

Senior I'ditor Lucy Matier 
Assistant l\ditor Kimberly Papa 
Editorial Assistants K. Emily Bond, Jennifer Castoro, Alison O. White 

FASHION 

Fasliion/Beaut\ Ocativc Director Carta Engler 
Senior Market I clitor Sue Owen Erneta 
l asliion Assistant Gabrielle Porcaro 

BEAUTY 

Beanh Director Patricia Reynoso 
Associate Beanl\ I'.ditor Erica Metzger 
Beantv Assistant Mandy Hendrix 

FOOD 

Kood and Kntcrtaining Director Lori Powell 
Associate I'ood I'llitor Sarah Perlman 

HOME 

Home l .ditor Kieran Juska 

art/ photo 

Photo Director f^arybeth Welsh Dulany 
Art Director Alberto Orta 
Associate .\rt Director Travis Ward 
Assistant Art Director Cathie Yun 
Photo Associate Sabrina Regan 
Studio Manager Peter Cober 
Art/Home Cloordinator Laura Eckstein 

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION 

Associate Managinj; lulitor Thomas R. Claire 
Copx lulitor Allyn-Patricia Tisak 

RESEARCH 

Research I .ditor Rebecca Jane Jones 
De|)nt\ Research I'.ditor Kathleen Collins 

I' (litorial Business .\nal\st Anna A. Butler 
Reader Sen ice Kditor Kim Korby Eraser 
■Vssistaiit to tlic l'.ditor-in-C:hief Carrington Cunnington 
cONTniBUTiNG EDITORS Stephanie Coontz. Sondra Forsyth, 
Stephen Fried, t'lerle Ginsberg, Jeanne t^arie Laskas, Leslie Laurence, 
Linda l>1arsa, Carol Lynn t^ithers, Judith Newman, David Popenoe, Ph.D., 
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Julie Pinkwater 

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DIRECT RESPONSE 

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MARKETING 

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Promotion Director Wendy Bronstein 
Pr()nioti<m .Art Director Stefanie Silver 
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Merchandising Manager Sophia Kitovas 
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Production Director Kent Pollpeter 
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Business Director Jeff Potthoff 
Business Manager D. J. Ernberger 

MEREDITH INTERACTIVE 

Editor-in-C:hief Dave Kurns 
Design Director Mike Harrington 
Marketing Director Susan Fletcher 
Consumer Marketing Director Andy Wilson 

Senior N ice President/Pnblishin" Director 

Jeannine Shao Collins 

MEREDITH PUBLISHING GROUP 

President Jack Griffin 
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I'AeeuHve \ ice President Tom Harty 
Finance and Administration Karia Jeffries 
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Manufacturing Bruce Heston 
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In Memoriaiii - E.T. Meredith, III (1933-2003) 



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welcome 



- and the grilling is easy! 

That's what we promise you in our Entertaining story this 
month ("Glorious Grilling;' pages 152 to 164), and I hope 
you'll agree we deliver-wdth easy delicious recipes, cook- 
ing pointers, outdoor decorating tips and two pages of 
the smartest grilling tools known to mankind! After a 
da)- in the sunshine you might want to hang out in your 
cool basement, but only if you make it over to be both 
cozy and functional— and we show you how to do that 
without breaking the bank, starting on page 86 ("Same 
Basement. Only Better"). 

Nothing can be any fun, though, if you're one of the 50 
million people who suffer from some form of clrronic pain. 
'Diat's why our story "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" (starting 
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So be safe-and have as much Rm as possible this summer! 





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How I 
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OUR LOOK-ALIKE 
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Have you noticed that the invasion of 
the body snatchers has come to the big 
and small screens near you? What am I 
talking about? I'll explain. A certain new 
young female star blazed onto the big 
screen this past year, stealing each movie 
she was in. She was brunette with a friendly 
smile and a normally proportioned body. 
Now? She's blonde and painfully thin— like 
nearly every other actress in Hollywood, 
especially the newest ones struggling to 
make a name for themselves. It's getting so 
that you can't tell one from the other— even 
if you're a student of celebrities. One of the 
reasons American Idol is so appealing, 
I think, is because would-be stars come in 
all shapes and sizes (and hair colors!)- and 
I think people find that refreshing. Why is 
this of concern? Because girls and women 
still feel that celebrities are standards of 
female beauty, and the pressure to conform 
to such extreme skinniness (and unwavering 
blondness) can be downright unhealthy— 
mentally and physically. 

If you're tired of the Hollywood body 
snatchers and want to send a message 
of support to young female stars to stay 
true to their own unique look, write to me 
at lhj.deardianeameredlth.com. 



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WHAT YOU 'MUNCH 

Your choice of salty snack may reveal your personality. .sa\ s ;\lan 
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theu- favorite snack and fill out a personality' test. Same-snackers shared 
personality traits a stunning 95 percent of die time. -Caroline Hwang 



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punished. Men's brains reacted in th( 
area linked to feelings of reward. 

This doesn't mean that women 
are equal-opportunity softies, 
however. "Women feel bad about 
physical punishment," says lead 
researcher Tania Singer, Ph.D., 
research fellow at University College^ 
London's Institute of Cognitive 
Neuroscience. "Women can have 
strong feelings of revenge— they just 
wouldn't necessarily carry them out i 
in physical ways." —Sara J. Welct., 



^AiAL JULY 2006 



rtant Safety Information 

> risks associated with TOPAMAX include lowered bicarbonate levels in the blood resulting in 
ease in the acidity of the blood (metabolic acidosis), and hyperventilation (rapid, deep breathing) 
ue. More severe symptoms of metabolic acidosis could include irregular heartbeat or changes 
3vel of alertness. Chronic, untreated metabolic acidosis may increase the risk for kidney stones 
; disease. Your doctor may want to do simple blood tests to measure bicarbonate levels. 

erious risks include increased eye pressure (glaucoma), decreased sweating, increased body 
ature, kidney stones, sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating Tell your 
immediately if you have blurred vision or eye pain. 

ommon side effects are tingling in arms and legs, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, taste 
i and weight loss. Tell your doctor about other medications you take. 

cNeil Neurologies, Inc. 2006 June2Q06 02M636 WVVW.TOPAMAX.COm 



TOPAMAX® TOPAMAX® 

(topiramate) (topiramate capsules) 

Tablets Sprinkle Capsules 



Brief Summary of Full Prescribing Information for Migraine. CLINICAL STUDIES FOR OTHER 
INDICATIONS WILL HAVE DIFFERING ADVERSE EVENTS AND SAFETY CONCERNS. PLEASE 
SEE FULL PI FOR THIS INFORMATION REGARDING TOPAMAX FOR EPILEPSY. 
INDICATIONS AND USAGE 

Migraine: TOPAMAX'"' (topiramate) Tablets and TOPAMAX' (topiramate capsules) Sprinkle Capsules 
are indicated lor adults for ttie prophylaxis of migraine fieadaclie The usefulness of TOPAMAX-' in 
the acute treatment of migraine headache has not been studied, 

CONTRAINDICATIONS: TOPAMAX' is contraindicated in patients 'mlh a history of hypersensitivity to 
any component of this product. 

WARNINGS: Metabolic Acidosis: Hyperchloremic, non-anion gap, metabolic acidosis (i.e., 
decreased serum bicarbonate below the normal reference range in the absence of chronic 
respiratory all^alosis) is associated with topiramate treatment. This metabolic acidosis is caused by 
renal bicarbonate loss due to the inhibitory effect of topiramate on carbonic anhydrase. Such 
electrolyte imbalance has been observed with the use of topiramate in placebo-controlled clinical 
trials and in the post-marketing penod. Generally, topiramate-induced metabolic acidosis occurs 
early in treatment although cases can occur at any time during treatment. Bicarbonate decrements 
are usually mild-moderate (average decrease of 4 mEq/L at daily doses of 400 mg in adults and at 
approximately 6 mg/'kg,'day in pediatric patients); rarely, patients can experience severe decrements 
to values below 10 mEq/L. Conditions or therapies that predispose to acidosis (such as renal 
disease, severe respiratory disorders, status epilepticus, diarrhea, surgery ketogenic diet, or drugs) 
may be additive to the bicarbonate lowering effects of topiramate. Metabolic acidosis has been 
observed at doses as low as 50 mg/day Serum bicarbonate levels have not been systematically 
evaluated at daily doses greater than 400 mg/day. The incidence of persistent treatment-emergent 
decreases in serum bicarbonate in placebo-controlled trials for adults lor prophylaxis of migraine was 
44% lor 200 mg/day 39% lor 100 mg/day, 23% for 50 mg/day and 7% lor placebo. The incidence ol 
a markedly abnormally low serum bicarbonate (i.e.. absolute value <17 mEq/L and >5 mEq/L 
decrease Irom pretreatment) in these tnals was 11% for 200 mg/day, 9% for 100 mg/day, 2% lor 
50 mg/day, and <!% for placebo. Some manifestations of acute or chronic metabolic acidosis may 
include hyperventilation, nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue and anorexia, or more severe 
sequelae including cardiac arrhythmias or stupor. Chronic, untreated metabolic acidosis may increase 
the risk lor nephrolithiasis or nephrocalcinosis, and may also result in osteomalacia (referred to as 
rickets in pediatric patients) and/or osteoporosis with an increased risk lor fractures. Chronic 
metabolic acidosis in pediatric patients may also reduce growth rates, A reduction in growth rate may 
eventually decrease the maximal height achieved. The effect of topiramate on growth and bone- 
related sequelae has not been systematically investigated Measurement of baseline and periodic 
serum bicarbonate during topiramate treatment is recommended. If metabolic acidosis develops and 
persists, consideration should be given to reducing the dose or discontinuing topiramate (using dose 
tapering) It the decision is made to continue patients on topiramate in the face of persistent acidosis, 
alkali treatment should be considered Acute Myopia and Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma: A 
syndrome consisting ol acute myopia associated with secondary angle closure glaucoma has been 
reported in patients receiving TOPAMAX', Symptoms include acute onset of decreased visual acuity 
and/or ocular pam. Ophthalmologic findings can include myopia, anterior chamber shallowing, ocular 
hyperemia (redness) and increased intraocular pressure. Mydnasis may or may not be present. This 
syndrome may be associated with supraciliary effusion resulting in anterior displacement ol the lens 
and ins, with secondary angle closure glaucoma Symptoms typically occur within 1 month ol 
initiating TOPAMAX"' therapy In contrast to primary narrow angle glaucoma, which is rare under 40 
years of age. secondary angle closure glaucoma associated with topiramate has been reported in 
pediatric patients as well as adults The primary treatment to reverse symptoms is discontinuation ol 
TOPAMAX" as rapidly as possible, according to the judgment ol the treating physician. Other 
measures, in conjunction with discontinuation of TOPAMAX'. may be helpful. Elevated intraocular 
pressure of any etiology if left untreated, can lead to serious sequelae including permanent vision 
loss, Oligohidrosis and Hyperthermia: Oligohidrosis (decreased sweating), infrequently resulting in 
hospitalization, has been reported in association with TOPAMAX' use. Decreased sweating and an 
elevation in body temperature above normal characterized these cases. Some of the cases were 
reported after exposure to elevated environmental temperatures. The majority of the reports have 
been in children. Patients, especially pediatric patients, treated with TOPAMAX' should be monitored 
closely for evidence of decreased sweating and increased body temperature, especially in hot 
weather Caution should be used when TOPAMAX' is prescribed with other drugs that predispose 
patients to heat-related disorders: these drugs include, but are not limited to. other carbonic 
anhydrase inhibitois and druys with anticholinergic activity, Cognitive/Neuropsychiatric Adverse 
Events: Aduits : Adverse events most olten associated with the use of TOPAMAX- were related to the 
central nervous system In adults, the most frequent ol these can be classified into three general 
categories 1) Cognitive-related dysfunction (eg,, confusion, psychomotor slowing, difficulty with 
concentration/attention, difficulty with memory, speech or language problems, particularly word- 
finding difficulties), 2) Psychiatric/behavioral disturbances (e.g.. depression or mood problems); and 
3) Somnolence or fatigue. Cognitive-Related Dy sfunction: The majority of cognitive-related adverse 
events were mild to moderate in severity, and they frequently occurred in isolation Rapid titration rate 
and higher initial dose were associated with higher incidences ol these events. Many ol these events 
contributed to withdrawal from treatment (see ADVERSE REACTIONS, Table 1). In the 6-month 
migraine prophylaxis controlled trials using a slower titration regimen (25 mg/day weekly increments), 
the proportion of patients who experienced one or more cognitive-related adverse events was 19°o 
for TOPAMAX' 50 mg/day, 22"o for 100 mg/day. 28°o for 200 mg/day. and 10% for placebo. These 
dose-related adverse reactions typically began in the titration phase and often persisted into the 
maintenance phase, but infrequen'ly l> :!,''i in the maintenance phase Some patients expenenced a 
recurrence of one or more ol the ',e , .irjniiive adverse events and this recurrence was typically in the 
titration phase. A relatively small propoi'ion of topiramate-treated patients experienced more than one 
concurrent cognitive adverse event The ir.osl common cognitive adverse events occurring together 
included difficulty with memory along wiii- '''acuity with concentration/attention, difficulty with memory 
along with language problems, and diliicuiiy with concentration/attention along with language 
problems Rarely, topiramate-treated patients experienced three concurrent cognitive events 
Psvc h iatnc .' Behavioral Disturbances: Psychiatric/bel.avioral disturbances (depression or mood 
problems) were dose-related for both the epilepsy and migraine populations In the double blind 
phases of clinical trials with topiramate in approved and investigational indications, suicide attempts 
occurred at a rate of 3/1000 patient yeais '13 events/3999 patient years) on topiramate versus 
(0 events/1430 patient years) on placebo One completed suicide was reported in a bipolar disorder 
trial in a patient on topiramate. SomnolLV vr rajigue^ Fatigue and somnolence were dose-related and 
more common in the titration phase. 

PRECAUTIONS: Hyp er ammonemia an d F •i.es' '.3loDathy Ass ociate d with Concomitant Val proic Acid 
Use; Concomitant administration of tO). ':.:-i li? and valproic acid has been associated with 
hyperammonemia with or without enceplia,;.p3:'.y m oatients who have toterated either drug alone. 
Clinical symptoms of hyperammonemic encephalopathy often include acute alterations in level of 
consciousness and/or cognitive function with ietharqy or vomiting. In most cases, symptoms and 
signs abated with discontinuation of either drug ^liis adverse event is not due to a pharmacokinetic 



interaction. It is not known if topiramate monotherapy is assxiated with hyperammonemia Fienti' 
with inborn errors of metabolism or reduced hepatic mitxhondnal activity may be at an incase: 
risk for hyperammonemia with or without encephalopathy Although not studied, an interatjn c- 
topiramate and valproic acid may exacerbate existing defects or unmask deficiencies in sustjtibit 
persons. In patients who develop unexplained lethargy vomiting, or changes in mental atus 
hyperammonemic encephalopathy should be considered and an ammonia level should be meyrec 
Kidn ey Stones ; As in the general population, the incidence of stone formation among topinaie 
treated patients was higher in men. Kidney stones have also been reported in pediatric paties. fv 
explanation for the association ol TOPAMAX- and kidney stones may lie in the fact that topiraiite • 
a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, e.g.. acetazolame c 
dichlorphenamide. promote stone formation by reducing urinary citrate excretion and by inci sr; 
urinary pH. The concomitant use ol TOPAMAX- with other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors or poitia: 
in patients on a ketogenic diet may create a physiological environment that increases the ik 
kidney stone formation, and should therefore be avoided. Increased fluid intake increases the -\Br 
output, lowering the concentration of substances involved in stone formation. Hydra n 
recommended to reduce new stone formation. Paresthesia; Paresthesia (usually tingling ; 
extremities), an effect associated with the use of other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, appears .oe 
common effect of TOPAMAX-. Paresthesia was more frequently reported in the monctio: 
epilepsy trials and migraine prophylaxis trials versus the adjunctive therapy epilepsy trials t'^ 
majority ol instances, paresthesia did not lead to treatment discontinuation. Adjustment of Cie ■ 
Renal Failure; The major route of elimination ol unchanged topiramate and its metabolites is Mr 
kidney Dosage adjustment may be required in patients with reduced renal function (see DCjGt 
AND ADMINISTRATION). Decreased Hepatic Function; In hepatically impaired patients, topii>e- 
should be administered with caution as the clearance of topiramate may be decreased. Inforrttio- 
for Patients: Patients taking TOPAMAX- should be told to seek immediate medical attention [the 
experience blurred vision or periorbital pain. Patients, especially pediatric patients, treatei/.'!; 
TOPAMAX' should be monitored closely for evidence of decreased sweating and increasewc 
temperature, especially in hot weather Patients, particularly those with predisposing factors, pi 
be instructed to maintain an adequate lluid intake in order to minimize the risk ol renal 'c 
formation [see PRECAUTIONS: Kidney Stones, lor support regarding hydration as a preve'iti - 
measure]. Patients should be warned about the potential for somnolence, dizziness, confusioe^ 
difficulty concentrating and advised not to drive or operate machinery until they have gained suiie " 
experience on topiramate to gauge whether it adversely affects their mental and/or ot 
performance. Additional food intake may be considered if the patient is losing weight while c tf 
medication. Laboratory Tests: Measurement of baseline and periodic serum bicarbonate rr 
topiramate treatment is recommended (See WARNINGS). Drug Interactions: In vitro sli> 
indicate that topiramate does not inhibit er£yme activity for CYP1A2. CYP2A6, CYP2B6. CYiC- 
CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2E1 and CYP3A4/5 isozymes. Other Drug Interactions: Digoxinn 
single-dose study serum digoxin AUC was decreased by 12% with concomitant TOPA'f) 
administration. The clinical relevance of this observation has not been established.iNi 
Depressants: Concomitant administration ol TOPAMAX- and alcohol or other CNS depraa" 
drugs has not been evaluated in clinical studies Because of the potential of topiramate to causf:K: 
depression, as well as other cognitive and/or neuropsychiatric adverse events, topiramate she :- 
used with extreme caution if used in combination with alcohol and other CNS depressantsOrs 
Contraceptives: In a pharmacokinetic interaction study in healthy volunteers with a concomfiti 
administered combination oral contraceptive product containing 1 mg norethindrone (NETnlU: 
35 meg ethinyl estradiol (EE), TOPAMAX'^ given in the absence ol other medications at dcs c 
50 to 200 mg/day was not associated with statistically signilicant changes in mean exposure (At ) 
either component ol the oral contraceptive. In another study exposure to EE was statisaii 
significantly decreased at doses ol 200, 400, and 800 mg/day (18%, 21%, and 30%, respecelv 
when given as ad|unctive therapy in patients taking valproic acid. In both studies, TOPAhX 
(50 mg/day to 800 mg/day) did not significantly affect exposure to NET Although there was aos* 
dependent decrease in EE exposure lor doses between 200-800 mg/day there was no sign a- 
dose dependent change in EE exposure for doses of 50-200 mg/day The clinical significance th; 
changes observed is not known. The possibility of decreased contraceptive efficacy and macs: 
breakthrough bleeding should be considered in patients taking combination oral contraccK- 
products with TOPAMAX'. Patients taking estrogen containing contraceptives should be asM : 
report any change in their bleeding patterns. Contraceptive efficacy can be decreased even ith- 
absence of breakthrough bleeding. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ): A drug-drug interaction jc 
conducted in healthy volunteers evaluated the steady-state pharmacokinetics of HCTZ (25 mg 4r 
and topiramate (96 mg q12h) when administered alone and concomitantly The results of this 'jd' 
indicate that topiramate C„,,. increased by 27°o and AUC increased by 29% when HCTZ was ,;ie. 
to topiramate. The clinical significance of this change is unknown. The addition of HCTZ to topir;at 
therapy may require an adjustment ol the topiramate dose. The steady-state pharmacokinet c 
HCTZ were not significantly influenced by the concomitant administration of topiramate. Clcr 
laboratory results indicated decreases in serum potassium after topiramate or HCTZ administror 
which were greater when HCTZ and topiramate were administered in combination. Metform; / 
drug-drug interaction study conducted in healthy volunteers evaluated the steady-itt 
pharmacokinetics of metformin and topiramate in plasma when metformin was given alone and le; 
metformin and topiramate were given simultaneously The results ol this study indicatecns 
metformin mean C„,. and mean AUCo.,;h increased by 18% and 25°.o, respectively while mean j'f 
decreased 20% when metformin was co-administered with topiramate. Topiramate did not 5f 
metformin t,,j,.The clinical significance of the effect of topiramate on metformin pharmacokinet; i 
unclear Oral plasma clearance of topiramate appears to be reduced when administered itr 
metformin. The extent of change in the clearance is unknown. The clinical significance of the eft' o 
metformin on topiramate pharmacokinetics is unclear When TOPAMAX is added or withdra- ii 
patients on mettormin therapy carelul attention should be given to the routine monitorinfc 
adequate control of their diabetic disease state. Pioglitazone: A drug-drug interaction Jd' 
conducted in healthy volunteers evaluated the steady-state pharmacokinetics of topiramateni 
pioglitazone when administered alone and concomitantly A 15°o decrease in the AUCc 
pioglitazone with no alteration in C„ j< was observed. This finding was not statistically significar li 
add'tion. a 13% and 16% decrease in Ca.ss and AUC,., respectively of the active hyd^y 
metabolite was noted as well as a 60% decrease in C™, and AUC,.,, of the active keto-nietai:ite 
The clinical significance of these findings is not known. When TOPAMAX' is added to pioglitan- 
therapy or pioglitazone is added to TOPAMAX'- therapy careful attention should be given 
routine monitoring of patients for adequate control ol their diabetic disease state. Lithium: Mioif 
dosing of topiramate 100 mg every 12 hrs decreased the AUC and C™, ol Lithium (300 mg ev.' f 
hrs) by 20% (N=12, 6 M; 6 F) Haloperidol: The pharmacokinetics ol a single dose of halopdc 
(5 mg) were not affected following multiple dosing of topiramate (100 mg every 12 hr) in 13 he-hi 
adults (6 M, 7 F) Amitriptyline: There was a 12% increase in AUC and C„,.„ for amitnptyline (2 ,nr 
per day) in 18 normal subjects (9 male; 9 female) receiving 200 mg/day ol topiramate. Some sut t; 
may experience a large increase in amitnptyline concentration in the presence of topiramate ancn' 
adjustments in amitnptyline dose should be made according to the patient's clinical response an to 
on the basis of plasma levels. Sumatriptan: Multiple dosing ol topiramate (100 mg every 12 hi f 
24 healthy volunteers (14 M, 10 F) did not affect the pharmacokinetics of single dose sumairai 
either orally (100 mg) or subcutaneously (6 mg). Risperidone: There was a 25% decree; ir, 
exposure to risperidone (2 mg single dose) in 12 healthy volunteers (6 M, 6 F) receiving 200 mt^y 
of topiramate. Therefore, patients receiving risperidone in combination with topiramate shoulbe 
closely monitored for clinical response. Propranolol: Multiple dosing ol topiramate (200 mg/da iti 



lealthy volunteers (17 M, 17 F) did not affect ttie pfiarmacokinetics of propranolol following daily 
mg doses. Propranolol doses of 160 mg/day in 39 volunteers (27M, 12F) had no effect on tfie 
)sure to topiramate at a dose of 200 mg/day of topiramate. Dihydroergotamlne; Multiple dosing 
ipiramate (200 mg/day) in 24 tiealtfiy volunteers (12 U. 12 F) did not affect the pharmacokinetics 
1 mg subcutaneous dose of dihydroergotamine. Similarly, a 1 mg subcutaneous dose of 
droergotamine did not effect the pharmacokinetics of a 200 mg/day dose of topiramate in the 
e study. Others: Concomitant use of TOPAIVIAX'. a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, with other 
onic anhydrase inhibitors, e.g , acetazolamide or dichlorphenamide, may create a physiological 
ronment that increases the risk of renal stone formation, and should therefore be avoided, 
3/Laboratory Tests Interactions: There are no known interactions of topiramate with commonly 
J laboratory tests. Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility: An increase in 
iry bladder tumors was observed in mice given topiramate (20, 75. and 300 mg/kg) in the diet for 
nonths. The elevated bladder tumor incidence, which was statistically significant in males and 
lies receiving 300 mg/kg. was primarily due to the increased occurrence of a smooth muscle 
3r considered histomorphologically unique to mice. Plasma exposures in mice receiving 
mg/kg were approximately 0,5 to 1 times steady-state exposures measured in patients receiving 
amate monottierapy at the recommended human dose (RHD) of 400 mg, and 1 ,5 to 2 times 
dy-slate topiramate exposures in patients receiving 400 mg of topiramate plus phenytoin. The 
'ance of this finding to human carcinogenic risk is uncertain. No evidence of carcinogenicity was 
1 in rats following oral administration of topiramate for 2 years at doses up to 120 mg/kg 
■roximately 3 times the RHD on a mg/m- basis). Topiramate did not demonstrate genotoxic 
ntial when tested in a battery of in vitro and in vivo assays, Topiramate was not mutagenic in the 
s test or the in vitro mouse lymphoma assay; it did not increase unscheduled DNA synthesis in 
lepatocytes in vitro: and it did not increase chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes in 
or in rat bone marrow in vivo No adverse effects on male or female fertility were observed in rats 
)ses up to 100 mg/kg (2 5 times the RHD on a mg/m- basis) Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category 
bpiramate has demonstrated selective developmental toxicity including teratogenicity in 
srimenlal animal studies. When oral doses of 20. 100. or 500 mg/kg were administered to 
nant mice during the period of organogenesis, the incidence of fetal malformations (pnmarily 
iofacial defects) was increased at all doses. The low dose is approximately 0,2 times the 
mmended human dose (RHD=400 mg/day) on a mg/m- basis. Fetal body weights and skeletal 
ication were reduced at 500 mg/kg in con|unction with decreased maternal body weight gam. In 
tudies (oral doses of 20. 100, and 500 mg/kg or 0.2, 2.5, 30, and 400 mg/kg), the frequency of 
malformations (ectrodactyly micromelia, and amelia) was increased among the offspring of 
s treated with 400 mg/kg (10 limes the RHD on a mg/m' basis) or greater during the 
nogenesis period of pregnancy Embryotoxicity (reduced fetal body weights, increased incidence 
ructural variations) was observed at doses as low as 20 mg/kg (0.5 times the RHD on a mg/m-' 
5). Clinical signs of maternal toxicity were seen at 400 mg/kg and above, and maternal body 
ht gain was reduced during treatment with 100 mg/kg or greater. In rabbit studies (20, 60, and 
mg/kg or 10, 35, and 120 mg/kg orally during organogenesis), embryo/fetal mortality was 
iased at 35 mg/kg (2 times the RHD on a mg/m- basis) or greater, and teratogenic effects 
larily rib and vertebral malformations) were observed at 120 mg/kg (6 times the RHD on a mg/m- 
5), Evidence of maternal toxicity (decreased body weight gam, clinical signs, and/or mortality) 
seen at 35 mg/kg and above. When female rats were treated during the latter part of gestation 
throughout lactation (0.2, 4, 20, and 100 mg/kg or 2. 20, and 200 mg/kg), offspring exhibited 
eased viability and delayed physical development at 200 mg/kg (5 times the RHD on a mg/m- 
3) and reductions in pre- and/or postweaning body weight gam at 2 mg/kg (0.05 limes the RHD 
1 mg/m^ basis) and above. Ivlaternal toxicity (decreased body weight gam. clinical signs) was 
jnt at 100 mg/kg or greater. In a rat embryo/fetal development study with a postnatal component 
2.5, 30, or 400 mg/kg dunng organogenesis; noted above), pups exhibited delayed physical 
ilopment at 400 mg/kg (10 limes the RHD on a mg/m- basis) and persistent reductions in body 
;hl gain at 30 mg/kg (1 times the RHD on a mg/m- basis) and higher There are no studies using 
AiyiAX' in pregnant women. TOPA(\/IAX'* should be used during pregnancy only if the potential 
!fit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. In post-marketing experience, cases of hypospadias 
; been reported in male infants exposed in utero to topiramate. with or without other 
lonvulsants; however, a causal relationship with topiramate has not been established. Labor and 
rery: In studies of rats where dams were allowed to deliver pups naturally no drug-related effects 
estation length or parturition were observed at dosage levels up to 200 mg/kg/day The effect of 
AI^AX"' on labor and delivery in humans is unknown. Nursing Mothers: Topiramate is excreted 
e milk of lactating rats. The excretion of topiramate in human milk has not been evaluated in 
rolled studies. Limited observations in patients suggest an extensive secretion of topiramate into 
St milk. Since many drugs are excreted in human milk, and because the potential for serious 
srse reactions in nursing infants to TOPAI^AX""' is unknown, the potential benefit to the mother 
jid be weighed against the potential risk to the infant when considering recommendations 
irding nursing. Pediatric Use: Topiramate is associated with metabolic acidosis. Chronic 
jated metabolic acidosis in pediatric patients may cause osteomalacia/rickets and may reduce 
rth rates, A reduction in growth rate may eventually decrease the maximal height achieved. The 
i of topiramate on growrth and bone-related sequelae has not been systematically investigated 
WARNINGS), Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established lor the 
hylaxis treatment of migraine headache. Geriatric Use: In clinical trials, 3°b of patients were over 
Mo age related difference in effectiveness or adverse effects were evident. However, clinical 
ies of topiramate did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine 
ther they respond differently than younger subjects. Dosage adjustment may be necessary for 
riy with impaired renal function (creatinine clearance rate < 70 mL'min/1.73 m-') due to reduced 
ranee of topiramate (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 
e full PI). Race and Gender Effects: Evaluation of effectiveness and safety in clinical trials has 
vr no race or gender related effects 

'ERSE REACTIONS; The data described in the following section were obtained using 
'AMAX- (topiramate) Tablets. Migraine: In the four multicenter, randomized, double-blind, 
ebo-controlled, parallel group migraine prophylaxis clinical trials, most of the adverse events with 
amate were mild or moderate in severity. Ivlost adverse events occurred more frequently during 
titration period than during the maintenance period. Table 1 includes those adverse events 
irted for patients in the placebo-controlled trials where the incidence rate in any topiramate 
:ment group was at least 2 °o and was greater than that for placebo patients, 
le 1 : Incidence of Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events in Placebo-Controlled, Migraine Trials 
ire Rate Was > 2 % in Any Topiramate Group and Greater than the Rate in Placebo-Treated 
3nts Body System/Adverse Event followed by Placebo (N=445) first. TOPAIVIAX- Dosage 
'day) 50 (N=235) second, 100 (N=386) third, 200 (N=514) fourth. Body as a Whole - General 
)rders: Fatigue 11, 14, 15, 19; Injury 7, 9, 6. 6; Asthenia 1, <1, 2, 2; Fever 1, 1, 1, 2; Influenza- 
Symptoms <1, <1, <1, 2; Allergy <1, 2, <1. <1; Central & Peripheral Nervous System 
)rders: Paresthesia 6, 35, 51, 49; Dizziness 10, 8, 9, 12; Hypoaesthesia 2, 6, 7, 8; Language 
3lems 2, 7, 6, 7; Involuntary IVIuscle Contractions 1, 2, 2, 4; Ataxia 1, 1, 2, 1; Speech 
irders/Related Speech Problems <1, 1, < 1 , 2; Gastro-lntestinal System Disorders: Nausea 8. 
3, 14; Diarrhea 4, 9, 11.11; Abdominal Pain 5. 6, 6, 7; Dyspepsia 3, 4, 5, 3, Gastro-lntestinal 
tern Disorders: Dry IVIouth 2. 2, 3. 5; Vomiting 2.1,2, 3; Gastroenteritis 1 . 3. 3. 2; Hearing and 
fibular Disorders: Tinnitus 1 . < 1 . 1.2, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders: Weight Dcciease 
. 9. 1 1 ; Thirst c 1 , 2, 2, 1 ; Musculoskeletal System Disorders: Arthralgia 2, 7, 3, 1 , Neoplasms: 
iplasm NOS < 1 , 2, < 1 , < 1 ; Psychiatric Disorders: Anorexia 6,9.15,14; Somnolence 5,8.7,10; 
culty with Memory NOS 2, 7, 7, 1 1 ; Difficulty with Concentration/Attention 2, 3, 6, 10; Insomnia 5. 



6, 7, 6; Anxiety 3, 4, 5, 6; Mood Problems 2, 3, 6, 5; Depression 4, 3, 4, 6; Nervousness 2, 4, 4, 4; 
Confusion 2, 2, 3, 4; Psychomotor Slowing 1, 3. 2. 4; Libido Decreased 1,1.1,2; Aggravated 
Depression 1, 1, 2, 2; Agitation 1. 2, 2, 1; Cognitive Problems NOS 1. ^1, 2. 2, Reproductive 
Disorders, Female: Menstrual Disorder 2, 3, 2, 2; Reproductive Disorders, Male: Ejaculation 
Premature 0, 3. 0. 0; Resistance Mechanism Disorders: Viral Infection 3, 4, 4, 3; Otitis Media <1, 
2. 1. 1 , Respiratory System Disorders: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 12, 13, 14, 12; Sinusitis 6, 
10,6,8; Pharyngitis 4,5,6,2; Coughing 2, 2. 4, 3; Bronchitis 2, 3. 3, 3; Dyspnea 2, 1 , 3, 2; Rhinitis 1 , 

1 , 2 ?, Sl<in and Appendages Disorders; Pruntis 2,4,2, 2; Special Sense Other, Disorders: Taste 
Perversion 1, 15, 8, 12; Taste Loss '1, 1, 1.2; Urinary System Disorders: Urinary Tract Infection 2. 
4, 2. 4; Renal Calculus 0, 0, 1 , 2; Vision Disorders: Vision Abnormal <■ 1 , 1 . 2, 3; Blurred Vision'' 2, 4, 

2, 4; Conjunctivitis 1,1,2, 1: 'Values :epresent the percentage of patients reporting a given adverse 
event Patients mAy have reported more than one adverse event during the study and can be 
included in more than one adverse event category "Blurred vision was the most common teim 
considered as vision abnormal. Blurred vision was an included term that accounted for > 50 % of 
events coded as vision ahnormal. a preferred term 

Of the 1 ,135 patients exposed lo topiramate in the placebo controlled studies, 25% discontinued due 
to adverse events, compa'ed to 1 0% of the 445 placebo patients. The adverse events associated with 
discontinuing therapy in the topiramate-treated patients included paresthesia (7%), fatigue (4%), 
nausea (4%), difficulty witn concentration/attention (3%). insomnia (3%), anorexia (2%), and 
dizziness (2%). Patients treated with topiramate experienced mean percent reductions in body weight 
that were dose-dependent. This change was not seen in the placebo group. Mean changes of 0%. - 
2%, - 3%. and - 4% were seen for the placebo group, topiramate 50. 100. and 200 mg groups, 
respectively Table 2 shows adverse events that were dose-dependent. Several central nervous 
system adverse events, including some that represented cognitive dysfunction, were dose-related. 
The most common dose-ielated adverse events were paresthesia, fatigue, nausea, anorexia, 
dizziness, difficulty with memory diarrhea, weight decrease, difficulty with concentration/attention, 
and somnolence. 

Table 2: Incidence (%) of Dose-Related Adverse Events From Placebo-Controlled. Migraine Trials,^ 
Adverse Event followed by Placebo (N=445i first, TOPAMAX' Dosage (mg/day) 50 (N=235) second, 
1 00 (N=386) third, 200 (N=51 4) fourth. Paresthesia 6, 35, 51 , 49; Fatigue 11,14,15,19; Nausea 8,9, 
13, 14; Anorexia 6, 9, 15, 14; Dizziness 10, 8, 9, 12; Weight decrease 1. 6, 9, 11; Difficulty with 
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Somnolence 5, 8, 7, 10; Hypoaesthesia 2, 6, 7, 8; Anxiety 3, 4, 5, 6; Depression 4, 3, 4, 6; Mood 
Problems 2, 3, 6, 5; Dry Mouth 2, 2, 3, 5; Confusion 2, 2. 3, 4; Involuntary Muscle Contractions 1 , 2, 
2, 4; Abnormal Vision < 1 , 1,2,3; Renal Calculus 0. 0. 1 , 2 'The incidence rate of the adverse event 
in the 200 mg/day group was > 2°'o than the rate in both the placebo group and the 50 mg/day group. 
Other Adverse Events Observed During Migraine Clinical Trials: Topiramate, for the treatment of 
prophylaxis of migraine headache, has been administered to 1 ,367 patients in all clinical studies 
(includes double-blind and open-label extension) During these studies, all adverse events were 
recorded by the clinicai investigators using terminology of their own choosing To provide a 
meaningful estimate of the proportion of individuals having adverse events, similar types of events 
were grouped into a smaller number of standardized categories using modified WHOART dictionary 
terminology The following additional adverse events that were not described earlier were reported by 
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Whole: Pain, chest pain, allergic reaction. Central & Peripheral Nervous System Disorders: 
Headache, vertigo, tremor, sensory disturbance, migraine aggravated Gastrointestinal System 
Disorders: Constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, tooth disorder Musculoskeletal System 
Disorders: Myalgia Platelet, Bleeding, and Clotting Disorders: Epistaxis Reproductive 
Disorders, Female: Intermenstrual bleeding Resistance Mechanism Disorders: Infection, genital 
moniliasis Respiratory System Disorders: Pneumonia, asthma Skin and Appendages 
Disorders: Rash, alopecia Vision Disorders: Abnormal accommodation, eye pain Postmarketing 
and Other Experience: In addition to the adverse experiences reported during clinical testing of 
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alphabetized; bullous skin reactions (including erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, 
toxic epidermal necrolysis), hepatic failure (including fatalities), hepatitis, pancreatitis, pemphigus, and 
renal tubular acidosis. 

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE: The abuse and dependence potential of TOPAMAX" has not 

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OVERDOSAGE 

Overdoses of TOPAMAX' have been reported Signs and symptoms included convulsions 
drowsiness, speech disturbance, blurred vision, diplopia, mentation impaired, lethargy abnormal 
coordination, stupor, hypotension, abdominal pain, agitation, dizziness and depression. The clinical 
consequences were not severe in most cases, but deaths have been reported after poly-drug 
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Women are particularly prone 

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from their friends and family. 

But you can help them through their 

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ince January, Lisa. 45. 
has been walking on 
^ eggshells at work. This 
would be fine if she 
were a chicken farmer. 
But Lisa is a hospital research assistant in 
Columbus, Ohio, and the people in her 
small department periodically end up tiptoe- 
ing around one particular staff member 
because she's so liigh-strung. 

"She won't ever tell us what's 
stressing her out," says Lisa. "She By 
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and seems about to come apart. HW'ANG 

It's hard not to absorb her ten- 

sion. At the end of the day, Lm 
emotionally exhausted." Lisa and five co- 
workers have each tried to talk to the "dark 
cloud" as well as to their manager about die 
problem-but to no avail. "We've reached 
our breaking point, we re so Irustrated. She 
won't let any of us help her and our super\a- 
sor, while sympathedc, says she can't require 
someone to be cheerful— or pleasant, even." 

To be sure, dealin<j with someone else's 
stress is, well, stressful. While at first you 
may try to be understanding, eventiuilly, if 
there's no improvement, you may wind up 



like Lisa, feeling the strain \ ()urscll. hi cficct. 



another person's stress can spread like secondhand smoke: Ii be- 
comes your problem because you're there. 

"Other people's excessive or ongoing stress pollutes tlic enx iron- 
ment," says Brad Gilbreatli, Ph.D.. associate professor oi 
organizational leadership and supervision at Indiana LJniversity- 
Purdue Universit)' at Fort Wayne. "It erodes civilit)' 
and causes anxiety. A stressed person is a loose 
cannon. You never know what is going to set liini off 
when, and that's enormously unsettling." 

It seems counu linluilive: You would think that 
being once remcn ed honi the source ol stress would 
help to blunt its harshest elfects. Rut secondhand stress is often just 
as corrosive, since vou're powerless to deal with it directly. W ith 
firsthand stress, after all. you can act-confront your problems, 
attempt a resolution, count to 10. With secondhand stress, often 
you can't do much more than stand diere and lake it. 

Generally speaking, the people most likcK' to cause you 
secondhand stress arc those closest to you-yoiu- husband, 
kids, parents, coworkers \-ou sec every day-since their piobleins 
have direct, as well as induect. consequences for you. If ^■<Hu• 
husband is afraid liiai he ll be downsized, for instance, on i.^ij 
dealing with fallout from his stress you'll be worrying abot:; y'''-'t 
own financial securil\'. 

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the stress of tlieir lo\ ed ones. "'We're raised to pay attention to the 
emotional needs of others and to take eare of them, which makes 
us more vulnerable to their stress." says Mardia Kitzrow, Ph.D.. 
professor of psychology at the University of Idalio Counseling 
and Teslmg Center, in Moscow. "We want to be supportive, but 
we end up taking too much responsibilirv' for their well-being." 

As a result women, who play so man\' roles, tend to accept second- 
hand stress as an occupational hazard. Yet given die side effects of 
sti'ess— elevated blood pressure, inipaiied digestion and spotty mem- 
on', imiong other diings— we shouldn't resign ourselves so readily. 
Although litde reseaich has been done on secondliand stress per se, 
reseaixh in otlier fields is begimiing to suggest that, like cigarette 
smoke, secondliand stress may be more hamiRil diaii we'd realized. 

For ex^miple, it has been documented that emergency workers 
who deal with trauma victims— and who experience an extreme 
form of secondhand stress as pai t of die job-suffer from serious 
physical and emodoucil symptoms including muscle tension, fatigue, 
low energy, insomnia and depression. Researchers in odier fields are 
also catching glimpses of secondhand stress transmission and its 
ven- real impact; Studies of infants at the Nadonal Jewish Medical 
and Research Center at the University of Colorado, in Denver, 
have found that when parents are under excessive strain, their 



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a marriage this tension 
spillover'' may become a 
stress spiral in which 
everybody suffers more 



babies may be more likely to develop asthma and autoandbodies 
that put them at risk for diabetes. In another study, researcher 
Elaine D. E;ikci; Sc.D., of Cliili, Wisconsin, found that men whose 
wives regularly came home upset from work were 
twice as likely to develop heart dise^ise as those whose 
wix cs didn't bring work-related stress home. 




.■?:^r^i?'-- f course, anyone who has c\er experienced secondlumd 
stress doesn't need research to know it's real. "I feel like a bis; dsiht 
knot." sa\ s ,Anne. 37, who works at a Detroit radio station as a traf- 
fic m;uiager. "I can never relax." With a husband who just started 
working again after a period of unemplo\TOent and an officemate 
whose boyfriend died ui.r'xpcctedly, Anne is doing double duty on 
die stress front. She has to work extra haid in die office to make 
sure nothing goes wrong that could upset her coworker, while her 
inrsband's new job worries mean that he's peipetually preoccupied. 



But more than coping with their edgines 
Aime says it's her feeling of helplessness thi 
stresses her, since she can't make diem ha{ 
pier. "To compensate for feeling diat I can 
do anything for them, I try to do rueiythiii 
for diem, in a sense." she says. "I'm tired an 
tapped out. but I worry that if I ease u\ 
eveiydiiiig will go to hell." 

Wanting to Lighten a sti^essed-out person 
load is nonetheless a common responsd 
Rachel, 38, from Milwaukee. Wisconsin 
wants to help her husband, whose job ha 
become, she says, "aU-consuming" since hi 
began worl^ig at a start-up company. He' 
frazzled during the day and always bring 
work home at night. Though Rachel tiies t( 
help by taking on his household chores an( 
letting liini sleep in on weekends, she is "start 
ing to feel like a single paient," she says. "M^ 
husband is so preoccupied, he doesn't hav( 
anything left to give. I'm tired, too, and Fn 
lonely, but I just want eveiyone to be happy'j 

Certainly, diere's nothing wrong with tr}': 
ing to protect and comfort someone. Bu 
when doing so increases your piiniaiy stress 
load, it can jeopardize yotu' relationship 
with the veiy person you want to help. l! 
your assistance goes lumoticed, you ma} 
find yourself in the confounding position ol 
resenting the person you set out to assist. 
Spouses, who expect mutual support, often 
find themselves in tliis predicament. "I know 
he's under pressure and when my husband's 
short with me. I tiy to let it go, " says Rachel.! 
"But you can pretend the elephant isn't in 
the room for only so long, and then you 
have a blowup. Inevitably, though, I end up 
feeling horrible for adding to his stress." j 

In marriages this "tension spillover," as| 
sociologists call it, may become a stress spi- 
ral in which everybody suffers more andi 
more. "A chronic stressor like a demanding! 
job can make a person much more reactn c 
to other Htde stressors and more primed for 
a fight." explains Elaine Wetliington, Ph.D., 
an associate professor of human develop 
ment and sociology at Cornell University, i 
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husband, sav. may be on edt^e after a difficult day at work and 
blow up when the kids arc late for dinner. Tlie 
next da)-, he's even more likely to overreact to 
minor problems orr the job. 

orst-case scenario: Secondhand stress, regardless of 
its orisfinal sotuce. can actuallv take on a life of its own. savs 
Sonia J. Lupien. Ph.D.. director of the Centre for Studies on 
Human Stress at Douglas fiospital/McGill University, in Mon- 
treal. "Stress hormones affect how you think, making you see 
situations as worse than they are," she says. "You may assume 
that the other person is stressed and react in anticipation. Then 
just hearing the sound of your husband s keys in the door can 
trigger your stress response, even if he's not stressed anymore." 

Sadly, that's begrm to play into the stress Lisa feels around her 
cranky coworker. "I literally get a sinking feeling when I wake up 
and realize it's a weekday." says Lisa. "I love my job, but she's 
making me feel like I don't want to go in." 

Since stress is contagious, wouldn't the best defense be to learn 
how not to feel others" pain? Wrong, experts say. "Feeling some- 
one's stress is the trade-off for being an empathetic person who 
has friends she can rely on," says Dr. Wethington. And experts 



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argue that our ability to catch the feelings of others-positive or 
negative-ultimatcK- helps us connect with and care about people. 
"Emotional contagion, or empathy, serves a critical function in 
helping us relate to others," says John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D.. direc- 
tor of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the 
Lhiivcrsity of Chicago. "Wc should strive for the ability to feel 
\vhat others feel." At the stunc time, experts say, there arc wa\'s to 
be empathetic and still look out for yourself. 

"Tire best coping strategy is to tell the other person up front 
how his stress is affecting you." says Dr. Wethington. As obvious 
as that sounds, many women would rather scjuelch their feelings 
than assert their own needs. A\-()id the temptation to shut up and 
put up and remember there are v\ a) s to express your concern— and 
voice )'our stress— empathcticalh'. Ask how you can help, but set 
realistic limits so neither of }-ou feels exploited, \erbalizing in this 
way also helps vou wrest back some control. "It's a way to process 



and make sense of your emotions— and aD 
to let go of them." Dr. Lupien explains, i 

Another strategy" that experts recommei 
is to work on regulating your feelings a.] 
responses. Of course when you're frant 
and fed up. it's not easy to stand back frc| 
the situation and figure out the most logiJ 
course of action, especially if you're li j 
Norma, 47. a sta)"-at-home mom in Bouldj 
Colorado. She describes herself as "the kijl! 
of person ^vho grabs problems b)- the lapq 
but when her sister was upset because hjh 
htisband \\ as in\ oh ed in a disturbing legit 
dispute Norma realized how her respond, 
to her sister's stress was hurting their re" 
tionship. "My sister deals with stress 
sleeping, and sometimes I just wanted 
shake her," says Nonna. "But I saw how n|i 
fnistration and anger were dri\ing her awd' 
and Lve learned to just be diere for her ai 
to model good choices." 

Finally, you should regularh' give you 
self time to get away from )'our stressorjj 
direct or indirect, and recharge your batte ' 
ies, diough, as Dr. Wethirrgton acknowled; 
es, that s hard for women to do. "It doesn 
have to be daih'. It could be weekly," sh, 
says. "The point is to do something th£ 
makes you happy and increases yoiu" pos; 
tive feelings, such as spending time wit! 
friends. That's one of the most successfi 
ways to reduce stress. " 

Anne, the radio station traffic manage 
has started usins; diis str^ateov' to survive wliil 
sharing an office and a home with stressed 
out people. "Eveiy Tliursday I have ladie^ 
night with in\' pals," she sa)'s. "We go out tl 
dinner, we catch a movie. We ha\'e fun. Iix 
tially being awa)' for three hours seemei 
monumental. Would eveiy thing fall apart 
But life seems to be staying on track withou 
me. And those Uiree hours away sustain mi. 
all week." After all, stress shouldn't be th<: 
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keep oil at bay. but adding bronzer 
to the apples of your cheeks will give 



your face that just-back-from- 
vacation gleam. Fabulous! 
Our pick: 4. Mally Beauty Get 
Cheeky! Dewy Blush in Ipanema, 
$25, is a sexy bronze shade that 
comes with its own mini blush 
brush. Also try: Maybelline New 
York Dream Mousse Bronzer, 37.50. 

End Eye Shadow 
SUp-and-Shde 

You already reach for waterproof 
mascara in the summer, so add 
waterproof eye shadow and liner— in 
pretty, natural shades— to your stash. 
Our picks: 5. Bourjois Survoltee 
Waterproof Cream Shadow in 
Electra Violet. $13.50, leaves a sultry 
sheenion your lids that lasts eight 
hours. 6. Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 
in Turq, $5.50, is a waterproof pencil 
available in 27 shades. 7. CoverGirl 
LashExact Waterproof Mascara. 
$6.99. has a bristle-free wand that 
delivers clump-free lashes. 

Lip Service 

Making your lip color last— without 
bleeding or fading— is one summer 
challenge that's now easily met with 
long-wear lipsticks that hold up al 
day without ever drying out your lips. 
Our pick: 8. Revlon ColorStay Soft 
& Smooth Lipcolor in Baby Peach, 
$799, offers long-lasting color as 
well as feel-good conditioners and 
emollients. -Erica Metzger 




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No matter how tight your schedule, we've designed three nrpkeup 
routines ^at will leave you looking polished and put-tcgethei 



PHOTOGRAPHED BY DIDIER GAULT STYLED BY CARLA ENGLER WRITTEN BY PATRICIA RE) 



Beauty Joi rnal 




Does this 
scene sound 
familiar? 

It's dawn and you're already late 
For a marathon of errands. And 
while you would love to walk 
out the door looking posh and 
pretty, you know that finding 
the time to put on makeup is 
just impossible. Or is it? 

We're here to deliver the 
hiappy news that looking 
great— with even-toned skin, 
defined eyes, lush lips and 
a healthy flush to your 
cheeks— is achievable in as little 
is two minutes. If you've got 
just a smidgen more time, 
wt also have easy-to-follow 
routines that take just five and 
eight minutes. And all three 
looks require just a few tools 
and a handful of makeup 
Essentials. So go for it! 






c5^^y^ seconds Tinted Moisturizer: Evening out 
your skin is a cinch as long as you rc using the right base 
product. For this look we chose tinted moisturizer, which 
covers up minor imperfections while hydrating your 
skin and, depending on the fomiulatiun, delivering sun 
protection. Since tinted moisturizer is very sheer, you 
can spread it on quickly with your fingers— concentrating 
on your forehead, nose and chin, where most women 
need coverage— without woiT\ing about streaks. 

VS^ seconds Concealer: Even in a time crunch, 
concealer makes everyone look better by lightening 
dark areas and covering spots and blemishes. Go for a 
stick or a wand concealer, so you can dot it specifically 
where you need it. Start at the inner corner of your eye 
(usually the darkest area of the face because of its thin 
skin) and continue to dot close to the bridge of your nose 
and underneath your eyes. Pat it until it disappears and 
resist the temptation to rub: you ll only remove it. 

c5V^ seconds Cream Blush: Now it's time to 
add blush, which w ill be the sole dash of color on your 
lace. (When you're in a hurry you'll get the most mileage 
out of blush since it gives you a pretty, health)- flush 
that lasts.) We like how easily (and quickly) cream blush 
blends into your skin. Dip your finger into a pot of 
cream blush and rub it on the apples of your checks, 
blending along your cheekbone, making sure not 
lo get loo close to yom" nose. 



/O seconds Tinted Lip Balm: With the rest of % our 
skin looking this health)- and fresh, a final swipe of lip 
balm ties your look together. You could use traditional 
balm but for the same time investment, shine and lip- 
conditioning benefits, tinted lip balm is your must-ha\ c. 
You will never overdose on color with a tinted lip balm; 
\ ou"ll just get a dash of lip-friendly hue. Toss it into ) our 
purse for touch-ups throughout the day, no mirror needed. 

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minutes Single Shadow: After applying the tinted 
moisturizer and concealer as described in the previous 
look (or liquid foundation if you prefer), give your eyes some 
extra attention. For this look, we recommend a single shade 
of shadow applied from the lash line up to the crease. Opt for 
a cream formula in a slightly shimmery taupe: Not only does 
it complement most skin tones, but its gleam gives it a 
modern edge. Again, simply dip your finger into the shadow 
and gently dab all over )'our lids. 



/ Z? minutes Mascara: Mascara wakes up your 
eyes like nothing else. But even though you're short on time, 
don't skimp on technique. First, what not to do: Pumping 
the mascara wand in and out of the tube only dries out the 
formula. (Hello, clumps!) Instead, slowly slide out the wand 
and place it on the base of your upper lashes, pressing against 
them as you slide the wand upward. Don"t neglect the small 
lashes on the inner corner of the eyes for maximum pop. 
One coat is all vou need. 



/ minute Powder Blush: Dip a medium size 
brush into your blush compact and shake off the excess 
before touching it to your face. While we're fans of cream 
blush in our two-minute routine, it doesn't always show 
up as well as powder does. Again, start at the apples of your 
cheeks and sweep it up into your temples. Blend av% ay 
any excess color with a clean brush. 



c3(^>^ seconds Lip Gloss: For this look we opted for a 
shiny shade of raspberr)- pink. While you can get this 
intensity with lipstick, we recommend a gloss-lipstick hybrid 
with a gloss wand, since ii delivers the color that will 
brighten up your face while still looking light and fresh. Plus 
it can be applied more quickly. Swipe it on and don't forget 
to bring it with ) ou for touch-ups. c ovi im i n 




Beauty Journal 







minutes Loose Powder: Makeup artists rely on loose powder to reduce shine, 
help makeup last longer and even tone down too-bright color. Again, start with the 
tinted moisturizer and concealer from the two-minute look. Then dip a fluffy brush 
into a pot of loose powder, blow away the excess to avoid a cakey look and sweep it 
across your forehead, nose and chin. You can also run your brush across a powder 
compact, but while it s faster and more convenient, it s not as sheer as loose powder. 



O^^^seCOnds Bronzer: When it comes to cheek color you have two options: 
blush or bronzer. Blush is great for adding a healthy, just-went-for-a-run flush, but \ ou 
wouldn't want it all over your face. That's why bronzer is so exciting: With a few 
swipes across your forehead, nose, chin and cheeks, you can replicate the look of a 
tan but in a much healthier way. Luckily, bronzer is now so sheer and available 
in so many hues that it "s practically impossible to look unnaturally dark. 



-^minutes Two shadows: Who doesn't enjoy a nice shot of color on 
the eyes, especially when it s still classic and pretty? Tr\' an eye shadow palette that 
has both neutral and vivid shades. For this look we applied a soft bronze shade over 
the entire lid using the applicator in the compact, then dotted a vivid blue on the 
inner corner. (You could also do the reverse.) 

minutes Eyeliner: Finally, eyeliner! By accentuating your eyes 
in a dark color, you help to bring them forward. Of course there are mam- ways to 
line your eyes, but when the clock is ticking a pencil is your best bet because you 
can control the thickness of the line. For this look wc suggest a bronze or chocolate- 
brown shade. It not only works with pretty much every complexion but also is 
a less-intense alternative to black. Keep the pencil as close to your upper lash line 
as possible. Follow up with mascara. 

/ minute Lipstick: The grand finale, the finishing touch. The biggest 
consideration here is which shade to choose. Its tempting to reach for the same 
ol" mauve, but why not give bronze a spin? Bronze complements the color palette 
featured here, but it's a fresh sinnmcr look. If you have an extra minute, line lips 
with liner first for extra durabilit)-. Opt for a neutral color— it's not necessar\- 
to match your liner to your lipstick-and soflh' smudge it aroinid the outline 
of your lips. Top with your chosen lipstick and you're done! comim i d 



BeAI TY JOl^RNAL 



Go Get Gorgeous ! 

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1 Biotherm Aquateinte 
tinted moisturizer, $22 

2 Soma Kashuk Take 
Cover Stick, $9.99 

3 Flirt! I'm Whipped 
Blush Mousse, $12 

4 Savannah Bee 
Company Beeswax 
Lip Tint in Peach, 
$5.50 




1 CoverGirl TruBlend Whipped 
Foundation, $7.99 

2 Nars Cream Eyeshadow 
m Granada, $20 

3 Lumene Intelligent 
Mascara, $7.49 

4 N.Y.C. New York Color 
Color Wheel Mosaic Powder in 
Pink Cheek Glow, $4.99 

5 Prescriptives Rain Gloss in 
Cherry Storm, $18.50 

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When it comes to bad cholesterol- 

isk your doctor if lower is better. 



tting high cholesterol down 
mportant. 

tors know lowering high cholesterol is 
lortant for everyone. But for some people, 
even more important. In fact, a panel of 
jical experts recently proposed updated 
jelines suggesting many patients aim for 
gven lower cholesterol goal than before.* 

irking with your doctor 
(ey to helping you reach 
jr cholesterol goal. 

ifter all you've tried — including diet 
I exercise — your doctor believes you 
id to get your bad cholesterol even 
er, ask whether CRESTOR might help. 

n lower. 

iSTOR may make the difference you need, 
act the 10-mg dose of CRESTOR, along 
1 diet, can lower bad cholesterol by as much 
52% (vs 7% with placebo). That means 
r LDL-C — the bad cholesterol — could 
down about half. Your results may vary. 

CRESTOR right for you? 

It's another conversation you need to 
'e with your doctor. Your doctor will 
;ide the best course of treatment for 
after assessing your particular needs. 



Get more information about CRESTOR. 

To learn more about CRESTOR, or if you 
are without prescription coverage and can't 
afford your medication, AstraZeneca may 
be able to help. Call 800-CRESTOR or visit 
CRESTOR.com, 

Here is important safety information 
about CRESTOR you need to know. 

CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet for 
lowering high cholesterol and has not been 
determined to prevent heart disease, heart 
attacks, or strokes. CRESTOR is not right 
for everyone, including women who are 
nursing, pregnant, or who may become 
pregnant, or anyone with liver problems. 
Your doctor will do blood tests before and 
during treatment with CRESTOR to monitor 
your liver function. Unexplained muscle pain 
and weakness could be a sign of a rare but 
serious side effect and should be reported 
to your doctor right away. The 40-mg dose 
of CRESTOR is only for patients who do not 
reach goal on 20 mg. Be sure to tell your 
doctor if you are taking any medications. 
Side effects occur infrequently and include 
muscle aches, constipation, weakness, 
abdominal pain, and nausea. They are 
usually mild and tend to go away. 




If your doctor says, ■ 
"lower is better," aim lower with CRESTOR. 

CRESTOR 

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ead the important Product Information about CRESTOR on ttie adjacent page and discuss it witti your doctor. ^ • 

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Please read Ihis summarv careliilly and then ask your doctor ahoul CRESTOfi No advertisement can provide all the inlormation needed to determine 11 a drug is right for you. 
This advertSem^ take the place ol careliil discussioas with your doctor. Only your doctor has the Irainmg to weigh the risks and benelits ol a prescription drug. 



, ^ iwr>irATinw<L mnrnmiunt rwtanrme isee WARNINGS Mvooattiv/Rhabdomvolvsis and DOSAGE AND Adverse Experiences Adverse experiences, reganlless ol causaiiii' assessmeir, repottei 

BRIEF SUMMARY: For lull Prescribing inlormation see package insert INDICATIONS J;7;j„^«'co!dr .0 plenis on stable vvarfann ,„ .2'. ol pSs ,n placebo^nuolled cl.nol studies ol rosuvasMn are sho™ in Table 1 

' >4 baseline 2-3i In palients taking coumann discontinuations due to adverse events mffiese studies ctuc to 12 weeks duration oautred in 31 



AND USAGE "Rcstor is indicated 1 as an adiund to diel to reduce elevated lolal-C 
LD'-C A-": " . :;1TG levels and to increase HDL-C in patients Willi primary hypercho- 

lesleioler' ■ ' lamilial and nonlamilial) and mixed dvslipidemialFrednckson Type Ha 7" " , . ,k„ „„ ^ >ii.,ii,™ r,f imp 

^ ^ i-- 's^ii'^H 10 diet lot the treatment ol patients «itti eievaied serum TG levels statin and Irequently enough dunng early tbeiapy to c su that n signiti ant alt ra ton IINR 

M c sin Typ I du^ DL-C tot^-C and ApoB in patients with bomozygous lamilial occurs Once a stable INR time has been documen led INR can e monitored at e inlew 

!rhn .1,1™ L rZnri in othe nid-lowen a treatments le u LDL aphetcsisl 01 it usually recommended tor patients on coumann anticoagulants It the dose ol losuvastatin is ^Ktii event 

bypercboiesterolemia as an '^l™",^ «^i,5<5^'s™,"p'y^O«R is colinoicaled in changed, the same procedure should be repeated Rosuvastabn therapy has not been assoc^te p^^^^ 



therapy resulted in clinically signilicani uses in II . . „ , 

anbcoaqulanis and losuvastabn concomitantiy INR should be determined belore starting rosuva- ol patients on rosuvastatir; and 5 . on placebo 

' ' Table 1 . Adverse Events in Placebo-Controlled Sliiilies 



such treatments are unarailable 

patents w* a known hypersensitivity 10 any component 01 this product Rosuvaslatin is 
contraindicated in patients with active liver disease 01 



wlh bleeding or with chanoes m INR in patients not taking anticoagulants Gemlibroal: Headache 
oi with 'une«prnerpersistent e Wi'ons ol Coadministrabon ol a single rosuvaslatin dose to healthy volunteers on gemtibrozil (600 mg twice ^^^^^^^^ 



S Z W G v7En;^ iailylresuhed.na22-and19.lold respecb.ely mcrease in meanCj^and mean AUG ol rosuva- 

.ansaminases (see ^'^'^''^''^ ^^^^^^^ml^^^^^^^^ statin isee DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATlONi EndocnneFun<honAlthougcnical studies ^^^^^ 



Atherosclerosis is a chronic prpcess and 



should have little impact on the outcome ol long-term therapy ol primary hypercholesterolemia 



Rosavastabn 


Placebo 




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90 


76 


5.5 


5.0 


3.4 


29 


34 


31 


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31 


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1.3 


2.7 


26 


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24 


23 


18 


23 


16 


22 


2.1 


20 


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have shown that rosuvaslatin alone does not reduce basal plasma Cortisol concentration or impair j^^^i 

rhniKteroi and other products ol cholesterol biosynthesis are essenha'i c'omponeifs'loi letal adrenal reserve, caution should be exercised d any HlylG-CoA reductase inhibitor or other agent 

V Te nc d g^sy^^^^^^ membranes) Since HMG CoA reductase used to lower cholesterol levels is administered concomitantly with drugs that ™y decrease 3^^^ 

nh I or^d c ea Lr^^^^^ possibly the synthesis ol other biologically active levels or activity ol endogenous steroid hormones such as ketoconazole spiron lactone and f 

u S d r rom h s . t^^ y^^^^ h rm when administered to pregnant cimetidine CNS Toxicity CNS vascular lesions characterized by perivascular hemor^ages J ,„,3^,.,„ 

omen e MG-Co uctase nhib ois are contraindicated during pregnancy and in edema, and mononuclear cell inliltralion ot peiivascular spaces ave been rve , p,„,„5 

urZ mo e-s ROSUVASTATIN SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED TO WOMEN OF CHILOBEARING treated with several other members ol this drug clas< A chemically smilar r g n h s s,^^^,,,^ 

APF flNiv WHEN SUCH PATIENTS ARE HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO CONCEIVE AND HAVE BEEN produced dose-dependenl ophc nerve degeneration (Wallerian degenerabon ol tetinogeniculate ^^^^^^^^ „j„,5 fj^j^ed regardless ol causality assessment, 

"jFr.sM:n OF THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS It the patent becomes piegnanl while taking this drug tibersi in dogs at a dose that produced plasma drug levels about 30 limes higher than the mean , ^ pj„j„,s |,j3,jj rpsuvastabn in clinical studies The events m data occurre 

" - -Muld be discontinued immediately and the patient appnsed ot the potential hazard to the drug level in humans taking the highest recdmmended dose Edema hemorrhage and partial ^.^ ^^^^ p3„j„,5 g^j^ ,3 3 ^^^^ 4pj„^,„3, pj,„ ^ccaeml m,m chest pam, mlei 

WARNINGS Liver Enzymes HUG-CoA reductase inhibdors like some other lipid- necrosis in the interstdium ol the choroid plexus was observed in a lemale dog sacnticed mon- ^^^^ ^^^^^ p3i„ Cardiovascular System: Hypertensicm angina pecton 

■t,„m,<. have been associated wnn biochemical abnormalities ol liver tunction The inci- bund ai day 24 at 90 mg/kg/day by oral gavage (systemic exposures 100 times the human expo- „3s„^,i3y„(,„ j„j pj|pi^„o, D,gesii,e System: Consmm gastroentemis wmihng llati 

• nersi tent elevatons (>3 times the upper limd ot normal lULN] occurting pn 2 or more sure at 40 mg,'day based on AUC comparisons) Corneal opacity was seen in dogs treated lor ^^^.^ ^^^^^^^^1 ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ E„j„i^„j. pauetes melldus Hemic and Lyinplali 

• . oclonsi in serum transaminases in fixed dose studies was 4, and 1% m 52 weeks at 6 mg/kg/day by oral gavage (systemic exposures 20 bmes the human exposure a j^^^, ,„j j^j„3, Disorders: Pf "."nf/^i edera^ 

,1 received rosuvastatn 5 10 20 and40mg respectively in most cases the eleva- 40 mg,'day based on AUC comparisons! Cataracts were seen m dogs treated tor 12 weeks bvoia ^^sjiiloskeletal System: Anhntis a/fliraiga and pathological tracti-re Nervous SysteK 

;,™s were transient and resolved or improved on continued therapy or alter a briet interruption in gavage at 30 mg/kg/day (svstemic exposures 60 tmes the human exposure at 40 mg day based ,„5„^„,j ^^^j^^^ ^3,^5,^^5,3 anxiety vertigo and neuralgi! 

heranv There were Hvo cases ot laundice lot which a relationship to rosuvaslatin therapy could on AUC comparisons) Retinal dysplasia and rehnal Ipss were seen in dpgs treated lor 4 weeks by Respiratory System: BroncMis cough mMsed dyspnea pneumonia and asthma SUn an 

not be determined which resolved alter disconlinuahon 01 iheraoy There were no cases ol liver oral gavage at 90 mg/kg/day (svstemic exposures 100 times the human exposure at Appe„||ages: Sasfi and pruritus Laboralory Abnormalities: In the rosuvastatn clinical tr 

taiiure or irreversible li«er disease in these trials II is recommended that liver lunctidh tests be 40 mg,'day based on AUC 1 Doses s30 mg/kg/day (systemic exposures s60 times the human expo- ^,^^,3^ dipstick-positive proteinuria and microscopic hemaiuna were observe among rosui 

oerlormed belore and at 12 ureeks lollowing both the initiation ol therapy and any elevation ol sure at 40 mg/day based on AUC comparisons) lollowing treatment up IP one year dii "oltewal statin-trealed patients predominantly in pabents dosed above the recommended dose range (1 

dose and oenodically (e e semiannuallyl Iherealter, Liver enr/me changes generally occur in rebnal tindings Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impaimient ot l-erti ity in a ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ,i„ji„g ,,35 „ p3,ie„,s ^hng rosuvastabn 40 mg, wh 

the (I'isi 3 months ot lieatment with rosuvaslatin Patients who develop increased IranMminase tD4-week carcinogenicity study in rats at dose levels ol 2 20 60 or 80 mg/kg/day by oral gavage ^,^,^1,3,^^ ^^^^^^ ^ „, rpsuvastatm or comparator stabns, though it was generally transier 

levels sn - nM (he abnormalities have resolved Should an increase in ALT or AST the incidence ol uterine stromal polyps was signilicantly increased in lemales at 80 mg/kg/day al ^^^^ associated with vrarsening renal luncbon iSee PRECAUTIONS Laboratory TesB 

ol >3 ■ -il'jction ol dose or 

ROSUV,':' 



ilhdrawal ol rosuvaslatin is recommended 
with caution in pabents who consume substantial guantities ot 
., r , ' Siory ot liver disease (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special 
;,is Hepatic Insuniciency) Active liver disease or unexplained peisistent tiansaminase 
:, 3'e -oniraindicahons to the use ol rosuvaslatin (see CONTRAINDICATIONS) 
Myopothy/Rhobdomyolysis Rare cases ol rtiabdomyolysis with acute renal lailore 
secondary to myoglobinuria have been reported with rosuyaslatin and with other drugs in this 
class .,'::3r!j,iCd!r; ",,:ii)i": ■ "pi'i'en ir :osu:jsijiir-;re,iled patents isee ADVERSE 
" ' :tJSi Creatinekinase(CKielev3tonsi>10timesupperlimitotnormalloccurredin02".« 
jl patients taking rosuvaslatin at doses up to 40 mg in clinical studies Treatment-related 
: jnv defined as muscle aches or muscle weakness in conjunction with increases in CK values 
>10 times uppei limit ot normal was reported in up to 1% ol patients taking rosuvaslatin doses 
ot up 10 40 mg in clinical studies In clinical trials, the incidence ol myopathy and rhabdomyolysis 
increased at doses ol rosuvastatih above the recommended dosage range (5 10 40 mg) In ppst- 



CRESTOR 

rosuvaslatin calcium 



Other abnprmal laboiaibry values reported were elevated creabnine phpsphpkinase transam 
nases hyperglycemia glutamyl transpeptidase alkaline phpsphatase bilinibin and thyioid turn 
lion abnormalities Other adverse events repprted less Ireguemiy than t% in the rpsuvastat 
clinical study program regardless ol causality assessment included arrtiythmia hepatdis hype 
sensrtivdy reacbons (1 e face edema thrombocytopenia leukopenia vesiculpbullous ras 
urticana andangiocdema) lodney tailuie syncope, myasthenia myosins pancreatitis phptose 
sibvity reachpn myopathy and rtiabdomyolysis Postmarketing Experience In addiK 
to the events repprted above as with other drugs in this class the tollbwing event has bee 
repprted dunng post-martiebna expenence f.ith CRESTOR, regardless ot causaldy assessmer 
ven/ rare cases ot laundice OVERDOSAGE There is no specific treatment in the event . 
overdose in the event ot ove'dose the oatie ^' snould be ticated symptpmatically and supportiv 
measures inshtuted as requi'e: ■ ^ -■- mticantiy enhance clearance olrosuv, 

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statin DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 

increaseu ^i uus» u. iu.u.«i.,..i ..... u.. ...... „ - systemic exposure 20 times the human exposure al 40 mg/day based on AUC Increased incidence tholesteioi-lowering diet be:/. - - ■ ^ : 1 ' : - ,i - ^".ould continue on this diet dunng trea 

mari(etihQ experience eltects on skeletal muscle eg uncomplicated myalgia myopathy and. ot polyps was not seen at Inwerdpses In a 10^weekcarclnpgcnlClty study in mice given 10 50 ^ent CRESTOR can be 3d" 1 ■- ■ , a. dose al anybme ot day with or without too 

rarely rhabdomyolysis have been reported m patients treated wrth HMG-CpA reductase inhibitors 200 mg/kg/day by oral gavage an increased incidence ol hepatocellular adenoma;carcinoma was Hypercholesterolemia (Heterozygous Familial and NonfamilioD an 

includinorosuvastabh As wdh other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors reports ol rhabdomyolysis observed at 200 mg/kg/day at systemic exposures 20 times human exposure at 40 itig/day based ^jj^ Dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Type Iki and lib) The dose range 1. 

with rosuvastahn are tare but higher at the highest maikcted dose (40 mg) Factors thai may on AUC An increased incidence ol hepatocellular tumors was not seen at lower doses qrestor ,s 5 to 40 mg once daily Therapy with CRESTOR shpuld be individualized accprding 

f ^isnose patients to myopathy with HMG-CoA reductase mhibrtois include advanced age (^65 Rosuvaslatin was not mutagenic or clastogenic with or wdhout metabolic activation in the Ames ^^^3, ^^^^^^^^ 3^^ j^jp^^jj „5,,3i recommended starting dose ot CRESTOR is 10 mg oni 

- - - lest With Sa/moneltelvp/imi/num and fschcnctoco/r the mouse lymphpma assay and the chto- (,3,1^ ,„|,|3||j„ jt ,f,erapy with 5 mg once daily should be consideted lor patien 

mosomal aberration assay in Chinese liamster lung cells Rosuvaslatin was negative m the m mo ^^^^ aggressive LDL-C reducbons, who have predisposing factnrs fpr myopathy, and 



hypothyroidism and renal insutticiency Conseguently 1 Rosuvaslatin should be 
,-ied with tauhon m patients with predisposing tactors lor myopathy such as, renal impair- 



!SS particularly 11 accompanieo uyiiididise'ji itvei nusuvabidim iiiciuuy :><i.ui..t: I ^ — - . , „ ,n m^M,, ii'iuii'i-'c"i-y anu u'uy w ..,r -- , 

■1 markedly elevated CK levels occur or myopathy is diagnosed or suspected 3 The 40 mg dbserved at 50 mg/kg/day Isystemic exposuies up to 10 times human exposure at 40 mg/day ^^^^ ^^^^^ aggressive lipid taroets a 20-mg starting dose may be considered Ater indi 

• rosuvaslatin is reserved onlv tor those patients who have not achieved then LDL-C goal based on AUC companspnsi In testicles ol dogs treated wrth rosuvaslatin at 30 mg/kg/day tor one ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ,^„3„j„ (-rcsjor .pd le.-'s i-io.if be analv:?; 2 - - v.eeks ai 

- ine '0 mo ddse ol rosuvas'atin nnce daily Isee DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) 4 The month, spermalidic giant cells were seen Spermatidic giant cells were observed m monkeys anei ^ 30^,3,^^ accordingly The 40-mg dose ot CRESTOR is reserved only tor those palieii 

myop'athy dunng tre,rn».Y -■,i: ;asiatin may be increased with concurrent adminis- 6-month treatment at 30 mg/kg/day in addition to vacuolation ol semmilerous tubular epithelium ,n „, r-t^rnp h.i. i« 

, . ;,;,porine (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Drug Exposures in the dog were 20 times and m the monkey 1 times human exppsute at 40 mg/dai 



nation ol other lipid-lowerin 
Interachons, PRECAUTION:^ 
benelil ol lurther alterations in lipid 

niacin should be carelully weighed against the polenhal risks ol this combination 



who have not achieved their LDL-C goal ublizmg the 20 mg dose ot CRESTOR once daily |si 
WARNINGS, Klyopathy; Rhabdomyolysisl When initiating statin therapy or switching tro 



, ,, , and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) The based on body surlace area comparispns Similar findings have been seen with other drugs in this ^^^^^^^ ju,,^ Hu^jp^ jpp,op,iaie CRESTOR starting dose should tirsi be utilized, and on 
levels by the combined use ol rosuvaslatin with librates or class Pregnancy /'fegiiamyCalejiKyXSee CONTRAINDICATIONS Rosuvaslatin may cause ^^^^ ,1,^,^1, itmimti to the patients individualized goal ol Itierapy. Homoiygoi 
niacin simuiu uc wicuii, »c.uhed against the polenhal risks ol this combination letal harm when administered to a pregnant woman Rosuvaslatin is contraindicated in women pg„,||joj Hypercholesterolemia The recommended starting dose ol CRESTOR 
Combination therapy with rosuvaslatin and gemtibrozil should generally be avoided (See who are 01 may become pregnant Salety in pregnant women has not been established There are ^..^ ^ ,_.,„ ,^ , ^omozvgous fH The maximum recommended daily ddse 
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and PRECAUTIONS Drug Interactions) ■ The risk ol no adeguale and well-controlled studies dl rosuvaslatin in pregnant women Rosuvaslatin crosses ^^^^ cRESIOR should be used in these patients as an adiunct Id other lipid-ldwennglreatmen 
myopathy during treatment with rosuvaslatin may be increased in circumstances which the placdWa and is lound in letal tissue and amniotic lluid at 3% and 20% respectively ot the ^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ treatments are unavailable Response to therapy should be es 
rncrease rosuvaslatin drug levels (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special Populations. Race maternal plasma concentration lollowing a single 25 mg/kg oral gavage dose on gestation day 16 ^jj^j p,e.jp„eresis LDL-C levels Dosage in Asian Patients Inibabon ol CI 
and Renal Insullicicncv and PRECAUTIONS General) Rosuvaslatin therapy should also be in rats A higher letal tissue distiibution (25% maternal plasma concentration) was observed in ,^^,3 5 ^3,,^ ^^^^^^ pj considered for Asian patients The potenbal tor increas 

- "'■""•"-"I"'"-""'' s^siemitexppsures relative tpCauasians IS relevant when considering escalahphotdpse in cas 

where nyperchoieslerplemia is not adeguaieK' controlled at doses ot 5 10 or 20 mg once dai 
(See WARNINGS Mvopathy Rhabdomyplysis CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special Populalior 



temppranly withheld in any patient with an acute, seripus condition suggestive ol myopathy or rabbrts alter a single oral gavage dose ol 1 mg/kg on gestation day 18 It his drug is adminis ered 
predisppsinn to the development ol renal lailure secondary to rhabdomyolysis (eg. sepsis, to a woman with reproductive potential the patient shnuld be appnsed pt the potential hazard a 

hypptension dehydrahon, maipr surgery, trauma severe metabolic endocrine, and elec- lelus In lemale rats given oral gavage doses ot 5 15 50 mg/kg,'day rosuvaslatin belore matng _ ^ ^ ^ , 

trolytedisdrders or uncontrolled seizures) PRECAUTIONS General Si t"-.. istituting and continuing through day 7 postcortus results m decreased letal body weight (lemale pupsi and ^3^^ and PRECAUTIONS General) Dosage in Patients Taking Cyclosponne 

therapy with rosuvaslatin an aflenpi should >e made to conirolhyperchoWerolemia with appro- delayed ossrtication at the high dose (systemic exppsures 10 times human exposure at pa„e„ts taking cyclosponne therapy should be limded to CRESTOR 5 mg once daily (see WAR 

oriate diet and exercise v/eight reduction in obese patients and treatment ot underlying medical 40 mg/day based en AUC compaiisons) In pregnant rats given oral gavage doses ot 2 20 ,^^5 Myopathy'Rhabdomyplysis, and PRECAUTIONS Drug Interactions) Cone 

prcblems (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE) Administrahon ol rosuvastahn 20 mg to patients with 50 mg/kg/day tiom gestation day 7 through lactation day 21 (weaning), decreased pup survival Lipid-Lowering Theropy The eltect ot CRESTOR on LDL-C and total-C may bi 

severe renal impairment (CL^ <30 mUmin-T 73 resulted in a 3-told increase in plasma occurred in groups given 50 mg/kg/day systemic exposures !l2 bmes human exppsure at ^^^^^ ^^^^ cpmbinabon with a bile acid binding resin II CRESTOR is used in cpmbmation v 

cnncentrations ol rosuvaslatin compared with healthy volunteers (see WARNINGS Myopathy/ 40 mg/day based on body surlace area comparisons In pregnant rabbits given oral gavage doses gemhbrozil the ddse of CRESTOR should be limited to 10 mg once daily (see WARNING 

r/'iiSdomyolysis and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) The result ot a large pharmacokinetic ol 03, 1,3 mg/kg/day from gestation day 6 to lactaton day 18 (weaning), exposures equivalen to M,op3thy/Rhabdomyptysis and PRECAUTIONS Drug Interactipns) Dosage m Patien 

-onducled in the US demonstrated an approximate 2-told elevation in median exposure in human exposure at 40 mg/day based on body surtace area ccmparisons, decreased letal viability Insutticiency No moodication ol dosage is necessary tor pabents with m 

subiects (having either Filipino Chinese Japanese Kprean, Vietnamese or Asian-Indian and maternal mortality was observed Rosuvaslatin was not teratogenic in rats at s25 mg/kg/day ^^^^^^^^ ^^^j, msutiiciency For patients with severe renal impaiiraent (CL„ <30 mUm 

-inpa-ed with a Caucasian control group This increase should be ccnsidered when pun rabbits s3mg/kg,'day (systemic exppsuteseguivaleni to human exppsure at 40 mg-day based , 73 ,„|„„|(|„„emod,aiysis dosing ol CRESTOR should be started al 5 mg once daily and not loJi 

.jitalin dosing decisions tor' Asian patients (See WARNINGS Myopathy/ on AUC or body surtace cpmpanscn respectively! Nursing Mofliers It is not known ^^^^^^ ,j ^^^^ ,,3,1^ PRECAUTIONS General, and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Spec 

- - ■ I'lTAi PHARMACOLOGY Special Populations Race and DOSAGE AND whether lOSuvastatin is excreted m human milk Studies in lactalmg rats have demonstrated that p^puutup; Re„ai msutticiencvi 

intorrTiotion for Patients Patienis shoulo be advised to report rosuvaslatin is secreted into breast milk at levels 3 times higher than that obtained m the plasma 

tenderness or weakness particuian, nrcompameC by following oral gavage dosing Because many drugs are excreted m human milk and because ot the NOTE: This summary provides important inlormation about CRESTOR For more intormalK 

■ . .J astabnwithanaluminumandni,ionesijmnvOi„xidecombina- potential tpr senous adverse reactions in nursing intants Irom rosuvastahn a decision should be p|j,sj jsk your dpttnt ot health care prolessional about the lull Prescribing Inlormation a 

ton aniacio trie amacio should be taken at least 2 hou-s alter rosu.aitii n adn-.ir =tratip.n Isee made whether to discpntinue nursing pi administratipn ot rosuvaslatin taking into account the ^^^^^ ^ 
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Drug Interactions) laborotory Tests 'n the rosuvastahn dm- importance ol the drug to the lactalmg woman Pediotric Use The sale^ and cflectiveness in 

ical trial program dipstick-pdsitve prplemuria and microscopic herr,iibr:a we-e observed among pediatric pabents have npt been established Treatment experience wrth rosuvastahn in a pediatric ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ AstraZeneca group ot companies 
rosuvastatin-treated patients predominantly in patients ddsed above me recommended ddse populabpn is limited to 8 patients with homon-gous FH None ot these pabents ivasb low 8 vats 

rangcde 80mgi However this hnding was more Ireguentm palients lakng rpsuvastatm 40 mg. olage Geriatric Use 01 the 10 275 patients in clinical studies with rosuvaslatin 3,1M^^ (licensed Irom SHIONOGI UO LTD , Osaka, Japan 

whenr v o,j-.ir. ive^ dov' .osuvaslatin or comparatorslalins thoughrtwasgenerallytran- were65yearsandolderand698(68Mwere ,5yearsandolder Theoverall reguencyoladverse ;^.,,37,.,„pp3,^^^^^^^ 

ent.;-: / ■ worsening renal tunction Ahhough the dimcal signitance ol events and types dl adverse events were similar in patients abpve and below 65 years ot age iSee M nu tadu ed 

this in. .1 . - - , H: v.uciion should be considered loi patients on rosuvaslatin 40 mg WARNINGS Myopathy'RhabdomyoVs.s 1 Th- etticacy ot rosuvaslatin in l"e geriatnc population ™ 

therapy wild unexplaineo persistent prplemuria during routine unnalysis lest.ng Drug „65 years ot agei was compaiable to the elticacy observed m the non-elder^ ADVERSE By IPR Pharmaceuticals mc 
InteracHons Cyclospdrine^ When rosuvastatin 10 mg was coadministered with cyclosporin- REACTIONS Rosuvaslatin is generaliv well tolerated Adverse reaflions have usually been 
in cardiac transplant patients rosuvastatin mean C™. and mean AUC were increased 1 Mold and mild and transient In dinical studies ot 10,275 patents, 37'. were discontinued due to advers^ 

7-lold respedively compared wrih healthy vplunteeFs These increases ate considered to be dm- experiencesattnbutabletorosuvastatm The most Irequenladver^ events bought to b reM 30043-00 

icallysignihcantind require special cdnsideraticn in the dosing otiosuvastatin to patients taking to rosuvastatin were myalgia constipation asthenia abdominal pam and nausea Clinical Rev03'05 228011 



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in the pharmacokinetic pioWes ol esomeprazole or ttiese NSAIOs Esomeprazole inhibits gastnc acid secrebon Tlieretore esomep 
interfere with the absorption ol drugs where gastnc pH is an important determinant of bioavailability (eg. ketoconazole iron 
digoxinl Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment o( Fertility Tin carcinogenic potential of esomeprazole was asse 
omeprazole studies In two 24-mohth oral carcinogenicity studies ^n rats omeprazole at daily doses of 1 7 3 4 13 8 44 and 140 8 mg/kj 
7 to 57 hmes the human dose ot 20 mgjday expressed on a body surface area basisi produced gastnc ECL cell caminoids in a dpse-reM 
in both male and female rats, the incidence ol this effect v/as markedly higher in fcmate rats which had higher blood levels of omeprazi 
carcinoids seldom occur m the untreated rat In addition ECL cell h-yperplasia was present in all treated groups ot both sexes In one of thf 
female rats were treated with 1 3 8 mg omeprjzole'kgj'day (about 5 6 times the human dose on a body surface area bas«l tor 1 year ttien t 
an additional year without the drug No carcinoids were seen in these rats An increased incidence ol treatment-related ECL cell hyper 
observed at the end of 1 year (94% treated vs 10% controls] By the second year the difference betiveen treated and contro' rats was mi 
(46°» vs 26M but shii showed mote hyperplasia m tfie treaiellflroup Gastnc adenocananoma vas seen in one rat (2°«i No similar tumo 
m male or female rats treated for 2 years For this strain ot 91 no similar tumor has been noted historically but a finding invoking only or 
difficult to interpret A 78-week mouse carcinogenicity' study of omeprazole did not show increased tumor oaurrence but the stui 
conclusive Esomeprazole was ncgatn/e in the Ames mutalon lest in the m mo rat bone marrow cell chromosome aberraton test and 
mouse micronucleus test Esomeprazole, however was positive m the /n nfro human lymphocyte chiomosome aberrahon test Omep 
positive in the ;n y/fro human lymphocyte chromosome aberration test, ttie /n wvo mouse bone marrow cell chromosome aberration te 
m wo mouse micronucleus test The potential effects ol esomeprazole on fertility and lepioductve performance were assessed using t 
studies Omeprazole at oral doses up to 138 m9ykg,'day in rats (about 56 hmes the human dose on a body surface area basis! was found 
effect on reproduchve performance of paiental animals Piegnoncy kidtogenic Eltecis Pregmcy Catejory S Teratology studies 
pertoimed m rats at oral doses up to 280 mgAg/day (about 57 times the human dose on a body surface area basisi and m rabbits ai oral : 
86 mgAg/day (about 35 hmes the human dose on a body surface area basis) and have revealed no evidence of impaired lertil«y pi harm 
due to esomeprazole There are however no adeguate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women Because animal reproduction slue 
aly/ays piedicfivc ot human response this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed Teratology shidies conducted with ; 
in rats at oral doses up to 138 mg/l<g/day (about 56 times the human dose on a body surface area basis) and m rabbits at doses up to 69 
(about 56 times the human dose on 3 body surface area basisi did not dsdose any evidence tor a teratogenic potential ot omeprazole 
omeprazole in a dose range of 6 9 to 69 1 mgi1ig/'day laPoul 5 5 10 56 hmes the human dose on a body surlacc area bas^ i prodjced ;i 
increases in embryo-lethality fetal resorpbons, and pregnancy disruphons In rats dos^related embryofletal toxicity and pos-r. if 
toxicity me observed in ollspnng resulting trom parents treated with omeprazole at 13 8 to 138 mg/kg/day (about 5 6 to 56 tire: •■ r - . 
on a body suttace area basis) There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnam women Sporadic reports have jeen : 
congenital abnormalities oaurnng in infants bom to women who have received omeprazole during pregnancy Nursing Molhen The e 
espmeprazole m milk has not been studied However, omeprazole concentrahons have been measured in breast milk of a woman following : 
istiation of 20 mg Because esomeprazole is likely to be excreted in human milk, because of the potential tor senous adverse reactions 
infants from esomeprazole and because of the potential tor lurnongenicity shown lor omeprazote in lat carcinogenicity studies, a decisio' 
made whethei to discofflinue nursing or to discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother Pediatric 
and effectiveness in pediatric patents have not been established Geriatric Use 01 the total number of patients who received NEXIUf; 
trials, 1459 were 65 to 74 years ol age and 354 pabents were >75 years ct age No overall differences m safety and etiicacy were obsenj^ 
Ihe elderly and younger individuals and other reported clinical expenence has not identified differences in responses bctvreen the clder^ ai 
patients but greater sensrtnrrty ol some older individuals cannot be ruled out ADVERSE REACTIONS The safety of NEXIUM was evaluj 
15 000 patients (aged 18-84 years) in clinical Inals worldwide including over 8 500 pabents in the United States and over 6,500 patients in t 
Canada Over 2.900 pabents were treated in long-lemi studies tor up to 6-12 months In general, NEXIUM was well tolerated in both shor j 
lerm clinical Inals The safety in the trealment ol healing ol erosive csophag*is »vas assessed in four randomized comparative clinici r " 
included 1 240 patients on NEXIUM 20 mg, 2 434 patients on NEXIUM 40 mg and 3 008 patients on omeprazole 20 mg daily The mosi 
occuinng adverse events li1%) in all three groups was headache (5 5 5 and 3 8 respectwe^) and diarrhea (no ddference amoni 
groups) Nausea, flatulence abdominal pain consbpalion and dry mouth occurred at similar rates among patients taking NEXIUM or 
Additional adverse events that were reported as possib^ or probably related to NEXIUM with an incidence <1% are listed below by bo 
Soil IS 1 Wide: abdomen enlarged, alleigic reachon, asthenia back pain chest pam, chesl pam substernal facial eOema peripheral 
flushes fahgue fever flu-like disorder generalized edema leg edema, malaise, pain ngois Ciriimsalir. flushing hypertension 1 
(sSmiae: goiter CastioicUsliiiil: bowel irregularity, consbpalion aggravated, dyspepsia, dysphagia dysplasia Gl cpigastnc pain, 
esophageal disorder treguent stools, gastroentcnhs, Gl hemorrhage, Gl symptoms not otherwise specrtied, hiccup metena, moufli disordi 
disorder rectal disorder scrum gastnn increased tongue disorder tongue edema ulcerative stomaWis, vomiting Hantig: earacn 
Hemjtotojic.- anemia, anemia hypochromic cervical ^mphoadenopafliy epistaxis leukocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, Hefi 
binemia hepatic function abnormal, SCOT increased SGPT increased, iletilmlic/Hulntioiiil: glycosura. hyperunccmia, hyponatremia 
alkaline phosphatase thiist vitamin B12 deficiency weight increase, weight decrease Misciilorte/ela/; arthralgia arthnhs aggravated ; 
cramps, hbromyalgia syndrome hernia pplymyalga rheumabca, Metnus Sjstentjhftliijtiic: anorexia, apathy appebte increased 
depression aggravated dizziness hypertona nervousness, hypoesthcsia, impotence insomnia, migraine, migraine aggravated paresti 
disorder somnolence tremoi vertigo visual field delect Refimliiclite: dysmenorrhea, menstrual disorder vaginitis Hesfinlon/: asir 
vated coughing dyspnea, lan(nx edema pharyngdis rhinitis sinuste Sti»a/ii(ilp)ie/«)j}es. acne angioedema dcimatits pruriius : 
rash rash erythematous rash maculopapular skin inflammabon sweating increased urticana Sftciil Seastt otitis media parosmia 
taste pereersion, UngtiiOl: abnormal unne albuminuna cystttis dysura, lungal intection, hematuria, mictuiibon Irequency momlia 
moniliasis polyuna Visial: conjunctivitis vision abnormal Endoscopic findings that were reported as adverse events include: 
esophagus esophageal stricture esophageal ulcerabon esophageal vanccs, gastnc ulcer gastntis hema, benign po^s or nodule 
esophagus and mucosal discoloration Two placebo-connolled studies were conducted in 710 patients tor the treatment ot symptomai 
sophageal reflux disease The most common adverse events that were reported as possibly or probably related to NEXIUM were diarrt 
headache (3 SSl and abdominal pam (3 8%l Ppstmarkefing Reports - There have lieen spontaneous reports ot adverse events with pes' 
use ot esomeprazole These reports have included rare cases of anaphvlacbc reaction and myalga se\'ere dermatologic reactions incl 
epidermal necrolysis (TEN some latall, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme and pancreatitis Rarely, hepatitis wdh 
laundice has been reppited Other adverse events not observed with NEXIUM but occurring with omeprazole can be found in the omcprazc 
insert, ADVERSE REACTIOHS sechon OVERDOSAGE A single oral dose of esomeprazole at 510 mg/kg (about 103 hmes the humar 
body surface area basis) ivas leflial to rats The maior signs of acute toxicity were reduced motor acbvity changes in respiratory fiepue' 
alaxa and intermittent dome convulsions There have been some leports ot overdosage with esomeprazple Reports have been 
overdosage »vitb omeprazole m humans Doses ranged up to 2400 mg (120 hmes flie usual recommended clinical dose) Manifest 
variable but included contusion drowsiness blurred vision tachycarda, nausea daphoresis flushing headache dry moulh, and of 
reachons similar to those seen in normal clinical expenence (see omeprazple package inserl-ADVERSE REACTIONS) No specific j 
esomeprazole is known Since esomeprazole is extensively protein bound it is not expected Id be removed by dalysis In the event ol c 
treatment should be symptomatic and supportive As with the management of any oveidose, the possibility of multiple drug mgesbor 
considered For current informabon on treahnent of any dmg overdose a certihed Regional Poison Control Center should be contacted 
numbers are listed in the Phystcans Desk Reference (PDRI or local telephone book DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Pie; 
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NEXIUM is the healing purple pill. For many, 
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NEXIUM can heal even the most severe erosions 
in the esophagus caused by acid reflux. 

Talk with your doctor 
about NEXIUM. 

NEXIUM goes deeper than heartburn relief — 
it heals acid-related erosions, allowing the 
lining of your esophagus to regenerate. Most 
erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Your results may 
vary. NEXIUM has a low occurrence of side 
effects, which may include headache, diarrhea, 
and abdominal pain. Symptom relief does not 
rule out other serious stomach conditions. 

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Scheduling playdates, traveling 
to playdates, keeping the peace 
at playdates ... If you ever 

wonder whether all that effort is 
worthwhile, the latest research 
suggests the answer is yes. 

Children who develop firm 
friendships before they have 
siblings are likely to have better 
relationships with new brothers 
and sisters and stronger 
friendship skills as teens, found a 
13-year study done at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign. So consider them 
playdates with destiny. 

While playing with friends may 
seem like just fun and games, it 
helps kids develop sophisticated 
interpersonal skills that make 
them think beyond their own 
whims and desires. "The ability to 
play well with others and manage 
conflicts with friends is likely to 



transfer over into sibling 
relationships, too," explains study 
coauthor Laurie Kramer, Ph.D., 
professor of applied family 
science. And kids who develop 
these skills early on remain more 
socially competent and less likely 
to engage in antisocial behavior. 

So keep those playdates 
coming! The more friends your 
child has, the more chances he or 
she has to learn to cope with 
other people and their needs— 
and the more peaceful your 
life may be. —K. Emily Bond 



What really makes a 
Saturday night special 

46%* of women report 
that Saturday is when 
they're most likely to 
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in a distant second at 
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Remember when summer school was the place troubled 
students wound up? Things have changed— for the better. 
This summer approximately one in 10 U.S. students will 
be heading back to the classroom. But many of them will 
be receiving extra enrichment, not just remedial help. 

"Summer programs can offer opportunities that 
students may not ordinarily be exposed to during the 
academic year," says Brenda Britsch, Ph.D., a senior 
program adviser who evaluates school programs for the 
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, in 
Portland, Oregon. Art, music and drama programs, for 
example, are popular summer options at many schools 
around the country, as are supervised trips to museums 



and libraries. Students can also investigate foreign 
languages or other academic subjects they may not 
have time to delve into during the regular school year. 

For 2006 Congress has earmarked more than 
$981 million to fund learning centers of all kinds 
nationwide, so more programs than ever should be 
available for your children. Check with your child's 
school district or with community organizations such 
as the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America 
to find summer enrichment programs, which may be 
available at low or no cost. Courses generally start 
anytime from June to early July, so sign your child up 
now for a stimulating summer. —Jen Scott Curwood 



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lien Ashley Weeks's health club ofiercd her a cheaper 
mcmbrrsliip if she had her monthly payments automatically deb- 
ited from her bank account, she. jumped at the chance. After all, 
the contract was only for a year, and if she didn't renew, her g^'m 
membership and the payments would end right then, no cjuestions 
asked. "When the charges continued after the year had ended, I 
thought my gym had made a simple mistake," she says. "But when 
I protested and the debits continued, I felt deceived." Weeks's 
health club ignored her complaints and continued charging her for 
three months, only stopping the withdrawals from her account 
after she threatened legal action. Her money was never returned. 

Tlie popularity of automatic debiting services, which include 
payments you authorize your bank and credit card company to 
make on your i)ehalf to creditors, other credit cards and service 
providers, is soaring. The National Automated Clearing House 
Association (NAC'J lA), a nonprofit rule-making group represent- 
ing more than 12,l)<)() financial institutions, says some 12 billion 
automated payments v\c )c' made in 2004. Tlie advantages for tlie 



consumer are obvious: These transaction 
are paper- and stamp-free, and payment 
are always made on time (preventing lat 
fees and extra interest charges). For bank 
and merchants, electronic payments ar 
usually cheaper to process, so they encoui 
age their use by pairing diem with bargain 
or interest-rate discounts on loans. 

But, as Weeks discovered, no system ii 
foolproof. Banks, credit card companies 
retailers and service providers can and d( 
make enors— or may even try to cheat you 
Certainly, billions of these transactions an :i 
processed each year without incident, but th( j, 
number of unauthorized debits has mcreaser 
68.5 percent from 2002 to 2005. According 
to NACHA, there were 3 million such inci 
dents in 2004 alone. The most commoi 
causes are eiTors (incorrect amounts or date; 
entered), but buyer's remorse (when a con 
sumer authoiizes a payment but later chang 
es her mind) also plays a role, as does fraud 
says Michael Herd. NACHA spokesman. 

Weeks may never know whether hei 
health club was hoping to bill her indefinitely 
or if diere was a legitunate mix-up. But eithei 
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Automaiic doesn't necessarily 
mean accurate. Emolling in auto 
niatic payment plans shouldn't 
lead you to ignore your accounts. 
Most iinauthoiTzed debits can be 
prevented or caught early 
enough to Tlx if you stay on top 
of your finances. Read on to find 
out how to protect yourself 
against some of the commonest 
unaudiorized debit risks. 

Danger: llic amounts taken (^ut 
arc not die luiioimts you agreed 
to. Owing to a clerical error, you 
could be billed twice in one 
mondi, for instance, or you could 
have been deliberately over- 
charged. No matter how it hap- 
pens, you can wind up paying 
too much. 

Your Best Defense: Don't be 
complacent. "It's important to 
compare your bank and credit 
card statements wiUi your bills," 
says Gail Hillebrand, senior attorney with Consumers Union, 
publisher of Consumer Reports, in Yonkcrs, New York. "On your 
billing statement, by law, die creditor must tell you aiiead of time 
when die debits will go tlirougli so you can c^ill if diere's an enor." 
If die problem is with a credit card, you can contest that charge, too. 
Also, examine your statements carefully to be sure you're not 
being billed twice. 

Danger: Many free trial offers ask yon to input a credit card 
number so the company can start billing you when the free trial 
ends. But oltcn the onus is on you to cancel the service. 
Your Best Defense: Companies bank on your simply letting the 
cancellation deadline slide. Read the fine print carefully and mark 
on a calendar when the trial period ends. If you don't want to 
continue the service, cancel it in writing. Consider sending your 
letter return i cceipt rcc|uesled so you have proof that your request 
arrived. Pbllow up by phone. 

Danger: Charges ironi seiA'ices diat rcguhu ly billed a caid keep ar- 
riving alter you cancel die card. Depending on your contract, die 
credit card issuer ma)- continue to accept charges luid bill you in tuni 
even though ;ui accouiu has been closed. Even if your card denies 
die charge, the biller miglii tiy exacdng penaldes or extra interest. 



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Your Best Defense: Don't rely on die cred 
card company to do your legwork. If yo 
cancel a card, notify businesses that ante 
matically bill diat account and give diem a 
alternate credit card number (check your lafj 
statement if you can't remember wliich com 
panics bill the account you want to term! 
nate). Likewise, when a card expires, provid' 
billing companies with die new infonnadon: 



Danger: If you cancel a service, such as cablji 
TV. the bills may continue, whether it's a' I 
innocent slipup or a merchant's attempt i ; 
squeeze a few more payments out of you. ^ ijjj 
Your Best Defense: Don't assume charge 
will stop automatically. If you cancel 
service, keep tabs on your accounts si ^ 
you'll know if debits continue. Notify tlif 
billing company if there is an error. C 



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Who can take LIPITOR: 

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• Adults and children over 10 

Who should NOT take LIPITOR: 

• Women who arc pregnant, may be pregnant, or may 
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• Women who are breast-feeding. LIPITOR can pass 
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• People with liver problems 

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Tell your doctor: 

•About all medications you take, including 
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• If you have muscle aches or weakness 

• If you drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day 

• If you have diabetes or kidney problems 

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LIPITOR is a prescription medicine. Along with diet 
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It can also raise "good" cholesterol (HDL-C). 

LIPITOR can iou er the risk of heart attack or stroke in 
patients who have risk i'aclors for heart disease such as: 

• age. smoking, high bkxxi pressure, low HDL-C, 
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Serious side effects in a small number of people: 

• Muscle problems that can lead to kidney problems, 
including kidney failure. Your chance for muscle 
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• Liver problems. Your doctor may do blood tests 
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• Unexplained muscle weakness or pain, especially 
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• Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain 

• Brown or dark-colored urine 

• Feeling more tired thair usual 

• Your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow 
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The most common side effects of LIPITOR are: 

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• Try to eat heart-healthy foods while you take LIPITOR. 

• Take LIPITOR at any time of day, with or without food. 

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• Do not start new medicines before talking to your doctor. 

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ouight we're setting the tabic for five: Mom, Dad, Anna, 
Sasha . . . and Alyssa. "Alyssa needs two napkins," Sasha says to 
me. "Remember, she's sloppy because of she braces on she teeth." 

"Htr braces," I say, correcting her. "Alyssa has braces on fur 
teeth." 

"She's gelling tlieni off tomorrow!" Sasha announces. 
"Oh?" I say. ^ 

"She's getting new ones-with diamonds!" she says, her eyes 
widening as if to further the credibility of her account. 

"Wwc." I say, "that Alyssa sure is a lucky girl." 

I can't believe I'm having this conversation. For that matter, I 
can't believe I'm setting a place for Alyssa at our dinner table. 
Alyssa docs not actually, well, exist. She's Sasha's imaginary friend, 
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horrible howl. We found her there, 
doubled over in sorrow, apparently 
having concluded that we had left 
for good. 

That was it. From that moment 
on: Sasha would never be alone. 

Now she's 5, an age when some 
alone time is necessary— in the bath- 
room, or during a quick trip to the 
locker at school to retrieve some- 
thing. How could a child temfied of 
being alone ever achieve any level of 
independence? 

Alyssa. Sasha can bring her along 
on any excursion, big or small. Alyssa 
is always available. I fmd it such a bril- 
liant and masterful coping tool tliat I 
don't even nrind setting an extra place 
at tlie table for Alyssa (who docs not, 
anyway, cat much) or even ordering 
tlie occasional extra ice-cream sundae 
for her at the drive-thiough (wliich I 
would never order for myself, but I 
happily end up eating for Alyssa, who 
magically gets a stomachache) . 

Lots of kids have imaginaiy friends, 
I suppose, or versions of diem. Anna, 
a "big" 7-year-old, makes use of the 
more traditional guardian angel, evok- 
ing her each night with prayer Well, 
come to think of it, maybe her guaid- 
ian angel is not "traditional." Aima's 
first and foremost fear has to do with 
falling asleep at night because she is 
afraid of dreams. Bad ones, good 
ones, it doesn't matter. Tlie direat of 
some unconscious sto:y invading licr 
brain is more dian she can beai". She 
has developed an elaborate nighiume 
ritual diat is pure supersddon: Pray to 
the gxiardian angel to protect you 
from dreaming. "She kicks the 
dreams," Anna has explained to me. 
"She kicks diem and makes diem dis- 
appear into, like, litde dots." 

"Wore." I'll sa)', feeling glad she has 
come up with a solution, yet quite 
imprepared to swoop in and manage 



f 

her growing spiritual self, or at le.1t 
steer it. 

As a mom, are you supposed i) 
steer? The urge, of course, is to n- 
cue. You want to get into dieir lit? 
minds and learn their fears ai? 
squash ever)' one of them. 

And just how would a mom act- 
ally go about doing that? I am wie 
enough to know that my own pow- 
ers of persuasion pale in comparisci 
to Alyssa's, or to those of a guardia 
angel who knows how to transforii 
dre;^nis into dust. 

So I've learned to encourage, radii- 
than thwart, the imaginations th: 
seem to be miming somewhat wild 
the minds of my kids. In fact. I jo; 
dicm, inviting Alyssa to come widi i 
on eirands and evoking the guaidia 
angel when Anna needs a nap. I hop 
like any parent, that I'm doing th 
right. I wish that as a kid I'd thong! 
of some equally convenient way to hel 
me out of my tornado fear-whicl 
incidentally, I seem to be well o\ cr. 

"All right, time for dinner, ganu. 
say to my hungiy family. We gaiht 
around the table and Anna says th 
blessing. My husband, Alex, passe 
the potatoes, but not before puitin 
a dollop on Alyssa's plate. Sash 
looks at him. horrified. 

"\Vliat?" he says. 

"She's allergic/'" Sasha says. "She' 
get spots on her face!" 

"Oh." Alex says. "I'm so sorr\: , 
Alyssa." I 

"Now she needs a new plate," Sash: 
says. "And she would like cliocolali 
cake instead of chicken, okay?" 

"No," I say firmly. Because Alyss; 
has to eat her dinner before she get; 
dessert, or because I know Sash: 
will want cake instead of chicken i 
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The Battle of 
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Wet. Dry. Clean. Dirty. Yours. 
^ Mine. Why do these simple word.^ 
have such different meanings 
to husbands and wives? 



.y wife and I have been talking about redoing 
our master bathroom for almost three years now. We've blamed 
the delays on disagreements over design, budget, cabinetry, fix- 
tures and, of course, tile— since you now have to choose not only 
color but shape, texture, heatability and, I think, aroma. But Di- 
ane and I both know what's really holding everything up: We 
have only enough room for one master bathroom. And while 
married couples need to be able to share a great many things, I'm 
no longer convinced that a bathroom is one of them. 
It's just not natural. 

I believe husbands and wives can work out pretty much 
anything with time, communication, patience and perhaps full- 
contact couples therapy. Anything, that is, except peace in one 
shared bathroom. 

I'm not talking about seat-up versus seat-down stuff. That has 
never been an issue for us. My wife is a petite litde peanut, and 
the first lime I left the scat up she literally fell in. I can't live widi 
that. So I always put the seat back down. 

Lvcryilung else about husbands and wives and bathrooms, 
however, is up for heated debate. Take the condition of that 
scat-its general cleanliness and esprit de corps? All very subjec- 
tive. A personal preference thing, really. In fact, I foresee a day 
when the male perspective on this starts gaining more accep- 
tance. Maybe tiie folks who write those Eveiyone Poops children's 
books can do a sequel called Evctyotic Pecs on the Scat. 



Or takt the question (a favorite in m 
house) of whether the bath mat really ncu- 
to be hung up to dr)' or can be left to d. 
by itself lying on the floor all day lonial 
know Diane believes hanging it up is hi 
ter, based on certain "knowledge" that i'- 
been passed down from wife to \\ i: 
through the generations. But are there di 
ble-blind clinical trials that prove one \\ . 
is better than the other? I'd be happy 
volunteer if some husbands' rights groD 
wants to fund such a study. 

I don't mean to minimize the importan: 
of the problems caused by wives trying di 
perately to somehow re-potty train the 
husbands. This is serious stuff. One of rr 
basketball buddies admitted to me receni^ 
that bathroom batdes almost wrecked Is 
marriage. "Our old condo only had o:; 
badiroom," he said. "She /latcd me when 
lived tliere. She was always banging on i 
door and telling me that she needed tliat ba ■ 
room!" They finally bought a place wii 
enough space to put a dinky water closet f • 
him next to her nice big bathroom. He ev(t 
agieed to make it the only room in die hou : 
he was responsible for cleaning. But she; 
still on his back about it. He may have 
resort to every teenage boy's fantasy ■ 
putting his own lock on the bathioom doo 

My fantasy bathroom would be a litt: 
more elaborate. It would be a complete 
tiled room, floor to ceiling, that is cor 
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and water flows out from 
up high on every wall and 
cleans every surface. I 
would simply sit in the 
middle of the room, in a 
customized Barcalounger 
, with a hole under the seat 
and magazine racks all 
I around me suspended 
from the ceiling so they 
won't get wet. 

If there were a water- 
proof high-definition TV 
in there-or even better, 
a DVD player-I might 
aever come out. Just slide the meals un- 
der the door. Fd use paper plates and 
3lastic utensils, and I'd just flush the 
whole works when I was done. 

I've given more thought than I care to 
admit to why there is so much marital fric- 
ion concerning the bathroom. Much of 
ny best thinking has taken place in the 
;ramped, reading material-free guest pow- 
ler room, only reached by a long flight of 
iteps down from our bedroom, to which I 
un banished so Diane can be mistress of 
! he master bath. 

Part of the friction is obviously just com- 
j'jctition over access to the nicest bathroom 
n the house. And there are, of course, the 
itandard battles over the husbandly and 
vifely understandings of concepts like 
'clean'" and "dry" or "put away" and 
' 'mine." I will admit to sometimes walking 
)ut of the shower soaking wet to get more 
•oap or shaving cream and then doing only 
I cursory job of sopping up puddles after- 
vzird, even though I know this is wrong. And I 
lave been guilty of wiping steam off the 
nirror with my hand although I realized 
his could cause smudges, streaks and other 
orms of reflective sullying. 

But I think there's a bigger issue here. I 
hink wives are, at some basic level, deeply 
)fFended by everything their husbands do 
n the bathroom. Diane daintily refers to 
ler time in the bathroom as "being at my 
oilette," because she doesn't want her end- 



Wives are 
offended by 
everything 
that their 
husbands do 
in the 
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less primping to be confused w^ith what icky 
boys do in there. Yes. that's right-we actually 
sit down. On that porcelain thing. And for 
much longer thati i/«v bodily process could pos- 
sibly take. Deal with it. 

Now, discussing this issue is one of the last 
taboos in most maniages. Guys who have seen 
their wives give birth have still never seen them 
going to the bathroom. I know in 20 years 
I never have. 

Diane is willing to talk about these issues, 
but only conceptually, so that I may learn 
more about the ways of her gender. Appar- 
ently women are conditioned from early 
childhood to sit for as few seconds as 
possible in home bathrooms-and in public restrooms they 
are supposed to hover gymnastically without actually touching 
the seat. I guess this is very traumatizing, so wives can't 
believe their husbands would ever spend a second longer 
than necessary actually going to the bathroom-just like we 
can't believe how much time they spend in there not going to 
the bathroom. 

Interestingly. I think this is one marital battle of the sexes 
where husbands might be. if you'll excuse the expression, getting 
a leg up on the competition. Everv thing I read about bathroom 
design suggests more and more reasons to spend extended peri- 
ods of time there. And eveiything I read about cell phone. Black- 
Berry and wireless laptop use suggests that more and more 
people are multitasking from the throne. Apparendy. nearly 40 
percent of people answer their cell phone in the bathroom, lliat 
number is only going to go up. 

As for our bathroom renovation. I'll be curious to see how it 
finally plays out. Regardless of all the debates over glass tile 
texture, whirlpool depth and sink drain feng shui. the only way 
for us to create a separate little bathroom for me would be if 
Diane were willing to sacrifice the closet she uses exclusively to 
store her shoes. I'm afraid that if I ask her to choose between 
pampering her footwear and having her own bathroom, it 
could turn out like one of those Star Trek episodes where Cap- 
tain Kirk tricks a powerful robot by giving it two mutually ex- 
clusive commands, causing it to self-destruct. 

I really don't want to see my wife's brain blow up-although. 
if it happened in my fantasticalK' flushablc bathroom. I would 
know how to clean it up. ^ 

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Her turn: "Seaii has no idea how hard my life is," said 
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mother of two sons, Jake, 3, and Ian, 4 months. "House- 
work, grocery siiopping, bill paying— it's all my 

jol). Yet my husband is oblivious. He comes home from work to 
fmdjake iii front of the TV, the baby in the swing and me slumped 
on ihe couch in my bathrobe. But does he run the dishwasher or 
do laundiy? No. he complains that the house is a mess. 

■'Conmients like that just get me more upset-as if Fm not upset 
enough ;ilread)'. Honestly. I don't know \%hat's vvTong with me. 
The other da) I was making cupcakes for a bake sale at Jake's 
preschool and spilled flour all over the counter I burst into tears. I 
can't sleep, eidicr I just lie in bed. my heart pounding. You'd think 
dial ha\ing two healthy, adorable boys would make me happy, but 
I don't rciilK cnjo)- diem. This sounds terrible, but I haven't felt 
e.xcited about the new baby. It's hard to explain: I'll heai- him ay 
but m feel disconnected. Last week, when I couldn't find a clean 
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fine. And so was I. at first. Then out of 
the blue, this heaviness set in. I could 
barely go through the motions of car- 
ins; for the bovs. After m\' mom left, 
Sean was so worried that he took a 
two-month leave of absence fi^om his 
job. But as soon as he returned to 
work, my anxiety skyrocketed. 

"This is not like me. IVe always 
prided myself on being able to handle 
whatever came my way. After Jake 
was bom, I was a Utde tear)' and anx- 
ious, but nothing like this. Fm sure a 
lot of it is due to our recent move 
from the Seattle area, where we grew 
up, to Dallas, where Sean, who s a 
software analyst, got transferred. I 
hate fiving so far from my family. I 
don't make new friends easily be- 
cause Fm very shy. I also miss my 
job. I was a nursery-school teacher. I 
loved workins; with kids and want to 
go back to it. But right now I can t 
even manage my own kids— how 
could I manage other people's? 

"I've known Sean since high 
school, but we didn't get romantic 
until my last year of college. He was 
my older brother's fiiend and used to 
hang out at our house a lot. Sean says 
it was love at frrst sight for him. For 
me, it was best friends at first sight. 
Being with him was fun, pure and 
simple. A month after I graduated, he 
joined the Army. That's when I real- 
ized how much I loved him. 

"\'Vc were such srood fiiends that I 
never dreamt we d fight so much. We 
can be nasty— shouting, name-calling, 
slamming doors. Once Sean threw a 
vase, missing my head but hitting the 
wall. Fd never \rimessed anydiiug like 
diat. My parents were teachers— Mom 
taught middle school art. Dad liigh 
school physics-who were ver)' loving. 
I don't recall them ever fighting. 

"Even when we're not arguing 
Sean can be passi\e-aggressive. For 
instance, he undercuts rules F\-e put 



in place. He'll come home at 7:3( 
Jake's hard-and-fast bedtime, and d< 
cide the two of them should WTesdc 
He gets Jake so riled up that it take! 
me another hour to setde him downj 

"On the rare occasions that Sea: 
helps out. it ends up as more work fo| 
me. He bathes Jake and the bathroo 
looks like a hurricane hit. It never 
curs to him to pick up the wet towel 
Then there are the coundess times h 
promises to do something— like checl 
airfares to Seatde, so we can \Tsit m- 
family-but forgets. It's infliriating tc 
find^out days later that he didn't do it. 

"Another huge strain is Sean's mom 
She div orced her first two husbands i 
both abused Sean physically— but J 
few years ago. she married a ver\' de 
cent, quite wealthy man who lives haJ 
an hour away from us. TTiis proximit; 
apparendy gives her carte blanche t( 
drop by any time she wants. 

"The woman meddles nonstop 
She tells me I don't dress the boy 
nicely and buys diem expensive oui 
fits. She complains to Sean, withii 
earshot of me, that our place is ; 
mess. Sean never defends me, thei 
gets angr\' when I refijse to have Sunj 
day dinner at his mother's house. 

"I just can't take it. I love Sean, and 
he says he loves me, but Fm not sur^ 
our marriage is going to make it.'' 

His turn: "For the life of me 
I caii't figure out what's going 
on with this lady." said SeanI 
29. "One moment she's finel 
the next she's sobbing. When 

I ask what's vvrong, she says, 'I don'l 
know. I'm unhappy, I want a dij 
vorce.' She'll scream at me if I foi gej 
to buy juice or don't put Jake's toy; 
in the color-coded bins. And she 
went nuts when I came home late 
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bedtime, but it's not like he ha 
to take the SATs the next day 
Amy complains that I don"t ur 
derstand: well. I tr%'. but in he 
book. I can't do an\thing righj 
■'Fm scared. Myjob is demanc, 
iiig. I already took a rvvo-mont 
leave because Am}- wasn't ftm<i 
tioning. My boss was great abou 
it. but I can't take any more tim; 
off. I could ask her mother t|» 
come back, but that would onl 
be a temporary' fix. 

"This is not the same woman r 
.^ell in love with the moment heji 
>^brother introduced us. We'd 
and laugh for hours. To go frorj 
being best friends to lovers-ho\ 
much better does it get? 

"I loved hanging out at he- 
house. Her family was picturtj 
book perfect; mme was com 
pletely d) sfuncuonai. My fadic 
was abusive to my mother and i 
me. I'll never forget the time j 
friend and I accidentally broke 
neighbor's window while pla\ 
ine baseball. Mv dad said. 'Sor 
tell me the truth, and I'll stanc 
behind you." So I confessed, an<j.|tii 
he beat me so hard widi his fis 
that I almost passed out. 

"My folks divorced when I wa 
9, a:id I've hardly seen my fadie 
since. Then Mom married some 
one even worse. My modier, wh{M 
is in deep denial, still claims shf ti 
remembers nothing of the beaiji !» 
in2S the 2uv srave both of us. Ml: i 
grandparents saved me: When y m 
was 13 1 went to live on dieii" daii- f i 
farm, just nortli of Seatde. It was i 
loxins, safe emiioiunent and 
stayed diere through high schoo ) 
dien joined die Army. Meanwliilc i 
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can this marriage be saved? 



" I just can't 
take it. I love 
Sean, but Fm 
not sure our 
marriage is going 
to make it " 




"The Army was a great experi- 
:nce for me. I met men I respected 
jid who respected me. It also paid 
or college. I majored in electrical 
ngineering, and when I was recruit- 
d for a job as a systems analyst. I 
eaped at it. By this dme. Amy had 
iecided she was madly in love with 
[le, too. After that, everything hap- 
lened quickly. We got married, had 

baby, moved halfway across the 
ountry, had another baby. 

"The move was a huge sacrifice 
or Amy. But I never thought things 
i'ould get this bad. I'll do more 
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fork harder at controlling mv tern- 
'Cr. But I don't know what to do 
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come enemies. I hate fighting with 
my mother. We fmally have a decent 
relationship. Is it asking too much to 
have Sunday dinner with her? 

"WTien Amy called me at work, 
hysterical, I got very ratded and told 
my secretary what was going on. She 
said she'd had a rough time when her 
daughter was bom and that counsel- 
ing helped her. Tm hoping against 
hope it can help us, too." 

The counselor's turn: ' I 

quickly surmised that Amy 
was suffering from postpar- 
tum depression (PPD) but 
because of all the misconcep- 
tions surrounding this condi- i 
tion, she and her husband 

didn't recognize it," said the counselor 
"Amy told me her doctor had misdiag- ! 
nosed her PPD: many women ne\er 
get the help they need. Yet PPD is 
treatable with medication and counsel- 
ing. But until it's deated, it am be hard 
for a couple to communicate healthily. 
That's why Amy needed to feel better 
before we tackled marital issues. 

"My first step was to educate the 
couple. The 'baby blues'-thc period 
of weepiness, exhaustion or mild 
anxiety that many women experience 
for a few days after bii th-tcnd to get 
lumped together with the more seri- 
ous PPD. which affects 10 to 15 per- 
cent of new mothers. PPD can 
happen any time widiin the first year 
after childbirth imd it c;ui last longer 
if left untreated. Uncontrollable cry- 
ins, feelings of worthlcssness and iso- 
lation. anxiety, imtability, inability to 
sleep-all svTuptoms .\iny described- 
are conmion. 

"Amy ;dso had sc\er;d risk factors 
for PPD: a complicated pregnancy, 
loneliness and a tendency toward 
perfectionism. coNnNi i n o\ 82 



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ONCE-A-DAY 



fUTOPROL-XL 

I ^ J (metoprqiol succinate) ^^'"^ 



extended-release tablets 



BRIEF SUMMARY: For full Prescribing Information, see package insert. 
INDICATIONS AND USAGE 

Hypertension: TCPROL-XL is indicated for the treatment ot hypertension It may 
be used im or ni ro-" ''jt " • .'.itb other antihypertensive agents Angina 
Pectoris; lOPROL long-term treatment ot angina pectoris 

Heort Failure: TC- for the treatment of stable, symptomatic 

(NYHA Class II 0! Ill) hf.v . : .■ ...■enic, hypertensive or cardiomyopathic ongin 
II was studied in patients already leceiving ACE inhibitors, diuretics and. in the maiority 
ot cases, digitalis In this population TOPROL-XL decreased the rate ot mortality plus 
hospitalaation largely through a reduction in cardiovascular mortality and hospitaliza- 
tions tor heart failure 
CONTRAINDICATIONS 

TOPROL-XL IS contraindicaled in severe bradycardia, heart block greater than hrst 
degree cardiogenic shocli, decompensated cardiac failure, sick sinus syndrome (unless 
a permanent pacemaker is in place) (see WARNINGS) and in patients who are hyper- 
sensitive to any component of this product 

WARNINGS 

Iscliewic Hurt Disease: follomq abrupt cessation ot therapy with certain beta- 
blocking agents, exacerbations ot angina pectoris and in some cases, myocardial 
infarction have occurred When discontinuing chiomcally administered 
TOPROL-XL parficulariy in pahents witfi ischemic heart disease the dosage 
should be gradually reduced over a period of 1-2 weeks and the patient should be 
carefully monitored If angina markedly worsens or acute coronary insufficiency 
develops TOPROL-XL administration should be reinstated promptly at least 
temporanly, and other measures appropnate for the management ot unstable 
' angina should be taken Patients should be warned against interruption or discon- 
tinuation ot therapy without the physician's advice Because coronary artery 
disease is common and may be unrecognized, it may be prudent not to discon- 
tinue TOPROL-XL therapy abruptly even in pahents treated only for hypertension 

BrmlWSIliStic DiSMSes: PATIENTS WITH BRONCHOSPASTIC DISEASES SHOULD 
IN GENERAL NOT RECEIVE BETA-BLOCKERS Because ol its relative beta,-selectivity, 
however TOPROL-XL may be used with caution in patients with bronchospastic disease 
who do not respond to, or cannot tolerate, other antihypertensive treatment Since 
beta, -selectivity is not absolute, a beta;-stimulating agent should be administered 
concomitantly, and the lowest possible dose of TOPROL-XL should be used (see 
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) Ms/or Si/rjery.' The necessity or desirability ol with- 
orawing beta-blocking therapy prior to maior surgery is controversial, the impaired 
ability ot the heart to respond to rellen adrenergic stimuli may augment the nsks of 
general anesthesia and surgical procedures, TOPROL-XL like other beta-blockers is a 
competitive inhibitor ol beta-receptor agonists, and its effects can be reversed by 
administration ot such agents eg, dobutamme or isoproterenol However, such patients 
may be subject to protracted severe hypotension Difficulty in restarting and maintaining 
the heart beat has also been reported with beta-blockers Diilietes sail Hypoglycemia: 
TOPROL-XL should be used with cauhon in diabetic patients if a beta-blocking agent is 
required Beta-blockers may mask tachycardia occurring with hypoglycemia but other 
manifestations such as dizaness and sweating may not be signilicantly affected 
Tliynloilmls: Beta-adrenergic blockade may mask certain clinical signs teg 
tachycardia) ot hyperthyroidism Patients suspected ot developing thyrotoxicosis 
should be managed carefully to avoid abrupt withdrawal ol beta-blockade, which might 
precipitate a thyroid storm PeriphenI Viscalii Disease: Beta-blockers can precipitate 
or aggravate symptoms ol arterial insufficiency m patients with peripheral vascular 
disease Caution should be exercised in such individuals Calcium Channel Blockers: 
Because ol significant inotropic and chronotropic effects in patients treated with beta- 
blockers and calcium channel blockers ol the verapamil and diltiazem type caution 
should be exercised m patients treited with these agents concomitantly 
PRECAUTIONS 

General: ■ 3? used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic 

function In p;' ' i imocvtoma. an alpha-blocking agent should be miti- 

ated prior to '■ - ■ ■ : igent Worsening cardiac failure may occur 

during up-lii: symptoms occur, diuretics should be 

increased ano ■ . yld not be advanced until clinical stability is 

restored (see OOSAbi AM- A&f,!;rv.S"HATiOI«l It mav h r>-r/j«-: to lowei the dose 
ot TOPROl-XL 01 temporarily discontinue It Such e,', ; ■■■,lijdesubsequent 

successful titration ot TOPROL-XL Informotion for Patients: Patients should 
be advised to take TOPROL-XL regularly , jirected preferably with 
or immediately following meals II a dose m ' ''e patient should take only 

the next scheduled dose (without doubling i: - jit •■, ,juid not interrupt or discon- 
hnue TOPROL-XL without consulting the physician Patients should be advised (f ) to 
avoid operating automobiles and machinery or engaging in other tasks requiring alert- 
ness until the patients response 'o therapy with TOPROL-XL has been determined 
(2) to contact the physician if any dillicully in breathing occurs, (3) to inform the physi- 
cian or dentist before any type ol surgery that he or she is taking TOPROL-XL Heart 
lailure pahents should be advised to consult their physician if they experience signs or 
sympioni; of woisening heart failure such as weight gam or increasing shortness of 
breath Laboratory Tests: Clinical laborato'y findings may include elevated levels 
of serum transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, .r,J lactate dehydrogenase Drug 
Interactions: Catecholamine-depleting drugs leg lesj'pine mono amine oxidase 
(MAO) inhibitors) may have an additive effect wher given with be.=.-blocking agents 
Patients treated with TOPROL-XL plus a catecholamine depletor should therefore be 
closely observed for evidence ot hypotension or marked bradycardia which may 
produce vertigo, syncope or postural hypotension D'ugs that inhibit CyP2D6 such as 
quinidine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and propafenone aie weiy to increase metoprolol 
concentration In ^eaith. sjoiects with CYP2D6 extensive metaPolizer phenotype 
coadmmistratior r ' il ; ■ ,- ' 00 mg and immediate release -etoproiol 200 mg tripled 
the concentration / ; ■ ; ';,3i and doubled the metoproloi elmmation half-life In 
tour pahents witn caroicasiuia- disease coadministration ot p'ooafenone 150 mg li d 
with immediate release metoproloi 50 mg 1 1 d resulted m tv;o- 'ive-told increases in 
the steady-state concentration of metoprolol Ttiese increases i" oUsma concentration 
would decrease the cardioselectivity ot metoprolol Beta-Oloc>.e'< "lav exacerbate the 
rebouri J hypertension which can follow the withdrawal ot clonidine '• the two drugs are 



coadministered, the beta blocker should be withdrawn several days before the gradual 
withdrawal ot clonidine If replacing clonidine by beta-blocker therapy the introduchon 
ol beta-blockers should be delayed for several days after clonidine administrabon has 
stopped Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Ferlirrty: 

Long-term studies in animals have been conducted to evaluate the carcinogenic poten- 
tial ol metoprolol tartrate In 2-year studies m 'ats at three oral dosage levels of up to 
800 mg.'kg/day (41 times on a mg.'m^ basis the dally dose ot 200 mg for a 60-kg 
pahent), there was no increase m the development of spontaneously occurring benign 
or malignant neoplasms ot any type The only histologic changes that appeared to be 
drug related were an increased incidence of generally mild focal accumulation of foamy 
macrophages in pulmonary alveoli and a slight increase in biliary hyperplasia. In a 
21 -month study in Swiss albino mice at three oral dosage levels of up to 750 mg/kg/day 
(18 times, on a mg/m^ basis, the daily dose of 200 mg for a 60-kg patient), benign lung 
tumors (small adenomas) occurred more frequently in female mice receiving the 
highest dose than in untreated control animals There was no increase in malignant or 
total (benign plus malignam) lung tumors, not in the overall incidence ol tumors or 
malignant tumors This 2t-month study was repeated in CD-I mice, and no stahshcally 
or biologically significant differences were observed between treated and control mice 
of either sex tor any type of tumor All genotoxicity tests performed on metoproloi 
tartrate (a dominant lethal study in mice chromosome studies m somahc cells, a 
Sa/moneto'mammalian-microsome mutagenicity test, and a nucleus anomaly test in 
somahc interphase nuclei) and metoprolol succinate (a Sa/mpne//a/mammalian-micro- 
some mutagenicity test) were negabve No evidence ot impaired fertility due to 
metoprolol tartrate was observed in a study performed in rats at doses up to 22 bmes, 
on a mg/'m' basis the daily dose of 200 mg in a 60-kg patient Pregnancy 
Category C: Metoprolol tartrate has been shown to increase post-imp!antation loss 
and decrease neonatal survival in rats at doses up to 22 times, on a mg-'m' basis, the 
daily dose ot 200 mg in a 60-kg patient Distribution studies in mice confirm exposure 
ot the fetus when metoprolol tartrate is administered to the pregnant animal These 
studies have revealed no evidence ot impaired fertility or teratogenicity There are no 
adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women Because animal reproduction 
studies are not always predictive of human response this drug should be used during 
pregnancy only if clearly needed Nursing Mothers: IWetoprolol is excreted in 
breast milk in very small quantties An infant consuming 1 liter of breast milk daily 
would receive a dose of less than 1 mg ol the drug Caution should be exercised when 
TOPROL-XL IS administered to a nursing woman Pediatric Use: Safety and effec- 
hveness in pediatnc pahents have not been established Geriatric Use: Clinical 
studies of TOPROL-XL in hypertension did not include sufficient numbers ot subiects 
aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subiects 
Other reported clinical experience in hypertensive patients has not identified differences 
in responses beh«een elderly and younger patients Of the 1 ,990 pahents with heart 
failure randomized to TOPROL-XL in the (^ERIT-HF Inal, 50% (990) were 65 years ot 
age and older and 12% (238) were 75 years ot age and older There were no notable 
differences in efficacy or the rate ol adverse events between older and younger patents 
In general dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at 
the low end of the dosing range, reflecting greater frequency ol decreased hepahc, renal 
or cardiac function and ot concomitant disease or other drug therapy Risk of 
Anaphyiactic Reactions: While taking beta-blockers, patients with a history ot 
severe anaphylactic reactions to a variety ol allergens may be more reactive to repeated 
challenge either accidental, diagnostic, or therapeutic. Such patients may be unrespon- 
sive to the usual doses ot epinephrine used to treat allergic reaction 
ADVERSE REACTIONS 

Hypertension and Angina: Most adverse effects have been mild and tran- 
sient The following adverse reachons have been reported for immediate release 
metoprolol tartrate Centnl Nervous System Tiredness and dizziness have occurred in 
about 10 of too patients Depression has been reported in about 5 ot 100 pahents 
Mental confusion and short-term memory loss have been reported Headache, somno- 
lence nightmares, and insomnia have also been reported drdmssulit Shortness of 
breath and bradycardia have occurred in approximately 3 of 100 pahents Cold extrem- 
ities arterial insufficiency usually of the Raynaud type, palpitahons, congestive heart 
failure penpheral edema syncope chest pain and hypotension have been reported in 
about 1 of 100 pahents (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS) 
Respii3torf Wheezing (bronchospasm) and dyspnea have been reported in about 1 of 
100 patients (see WARNINGS) Gistiomtestml Diarrhea has occurred in about 5 of 
too patients Nausea dry mouth, gastric pain constipation, flatulence, digestive tract 
disorders and heartburn have been reported in about 1 ot 100 pahents Hypersensitive 
■Resctions Pruritus or rash have occurred in about 5 ot 100 patients Worsening of 
psoriasis has also been reported Miscellsneous Peyronie's disease has been reported 
in fewer than 1 of 100 000 patients Musculoskeletal pain blurred vision decreased 
libido and tinnitus have also been reported There have been rare reports of reversible 
alopecia agranulocytosis and dry eyes Discontinuahon ol the drtjg should be consid- 
ered If any such reaction is not otherviise explicable The oculomucocutaneous 
syndrome associated with the beta-blockei piactolol has not been reported with meto- 
prolol Potential Adverse Reactions: In addition, there are a vanety of 
adverse reactions not listed above which have been reported with other beta-adrenergic 
blocking agents and should be considered potential adverse reactions to TOPROL-XL 
Centri! Nervous System Reversible mental depression progressing to catatonia an 
acute reversible syndrome charactenzed by disonentation tor hme and place short- 
term memory loss emotional lability, slightly cicuded sensonum, and decreased 
performance on neuropsychometrics Cardiovascular Intensificabon of AV block (see 
CONTRAINDICATIONS) Hematologic Agranulocytosis, nonthrombocytopenic purpura, 
thrombocytopenic purpuia Hypersensitive Reactions Fever combined with aching 
and sore throat laryngospasm, and respiratory distress Heart Failure: In the 
MERIT HF study, senous adverse events and adverse events leading to disconhnuation 
ol study medication weie systematically collected, in the MERIT-HF study comparing 
TOPROL-XL in daily doses up to 200 mg (mean dose 159 mg onc^dallyi (n=1990) to 
placebo |n=2001 ), 10 3% ot TOPROL-XL patients discontinued for adverse events vs 
12 2% of placebo pahents The table below lists adverse events in the MERIT-HF study 
that occurred at an incidence of equal to or greater than 1% in the TOPROL-XL group 
and greater than placebo by more than 5%, regardless ol the assessmem ol causality 
Adverse Events Occurring In the MERIT-HF Study al an Incidence !l% 
in the TOPROL-XL Group and Greater Than Placebo by More Than 0.5% 





TOPROL-XL 


Placebo 




N=1990 


N=2001 




% ol patients 


% of patients 


Dizzineswertigo 


18 


10 


Bradycardia 


15 


04 


Accident and/or iniury 


14 


08 



Other adverse events vflth an incidence of > 1% on TOPROL-XL a-d as : 
placebo (within 05%) includeo myocardial intarchon, pneumonia 
disorder, chest pain dyspnea, dyspnea aggravated, syncope, corona.-, i-- % 
vemncular tachycardia'arrhythmia aggravated, tfypoiension. duCt -.-- 1 
diabetes mellitus aggravated. aMominal pain, and fatigue. Post-M«ef' 
Experience: The following adverse reacfions have t)een reported v.',t' H ' 
in worldwide post-marketing use regardless of causafrty- Canliovascular^,., 
degree heart block Gastrointestinal hepatitis vomdSng Hemstologic: : 
topenia, Wuscu/os*e/efa/ arthralgia JVswousSistem'Psyc/iamc anxiety/nf ii 
hallucinaPons paresthesia' ReproOuctrve male impotence: Skin: increase £ 
photosens.ti/ity, urticaria. Special Sense Organs: taste disturbances 
OVERDOSAGE 

Acute Toxicity: Tiere have been a few repprts of overdosage with TOPF <M 
no specihc overdosage information vras obtained with this dnig. with the e )l 
animal toxicology data However, since TOPROL-XL imetoprolol suet t 
contains the same achve moiety metoproiol as convenponal metoprolol tap d 
proioi tartrate satti the recommendahons on overdoage for metoprolol ci Si 
tablets are applicable to TOPROL-XL Signs and Symptoms: Ovel»>' 
TOPROL-XL may lead to severe hypotension sinus bradycardia, atnoventnr ' X 
heart failure cardiogenic shock cardiac arrest bronchospasm impier 
consciousness-coma nausea, vomibng, and cyanosis Treatment: Ip' 
pahents with acute or recent myocardial intarchon or congestrve heart faili itii 
more hemodynamically unstable than other pahents and should be treated a Htr 
When possible the pahent should be treated under intensive care condiho 0' 
basis ol the pharmacologic actions of metoprolol the following general a; 
should be employed Eliminalion olthe Drug: Gastnc lavage should be ic- 
Bratycariia. Atropine should be administered If there is no respr;> 
blockade, isoproterenol should be administered caubously Hypotensioi 
pressor should be administered eg, levarterenol or dopamine iro/iwp 
A beta2-stimulahng agent and'or a theophylline denvatve should be adis" 
Canliae Failure: A digitalis glycoside and diuretics should be admmisterec: f 
resuthng from inadeguate cardiac contractility, administration of doPutamiijis 
tetenol. owlucagon may be considered i 
DOSA^ AND ADMINISTRATION 
TOPROL-XL IS an extended release tablet intended tor once daily adn--- • 
treatment of hypertension and angina, when switching from imm-;: ^ 
metoprolol to TOPROL-XL the same total daily dose ot TOPROL-XL s^:l - 
Dosages of TOPROL-XL should be individualized and titration may be re?:: 
patients TOPROL-XL tablets are scored and can be divided: however, the .-. " : 
tablet should be sv/allowed whole and not chewed or cmshed Hypertensn: 
usual inihal dosage is 25 to 1 00 mg daily in a single dose, whether used alonf a:i 
to a diurehc The 'dosage may be increased at weekly (or longer) intervals untiiht: 
blood pressure reducbon is achieved In general the maximum effect ot ■ o4 
dosage level will be apparent after 1 week of therapy Dosages above 400 noeti 
have not been studied Angina Pectoris: The dosage ot TOPROL-XL aui • 
individualized The usual inrtial dosage is 100 mg daily given in a single if 
dosage may be gradually incieased at weekly intervals until ophmum clinicasi 
has been obtained or there is a pronounced slowing of the heart rate Oosai a:. 
400 mg per day have not been studied If treatment is to be discpnhnued. tH(«i 
should be reduced gradually over a penod of f-2 weeks (see WARNINGSHei 
Failure: Dosage must be individualized and closely monitored during u;iraii 
Pnor to inihahon of TOPROL-XL the dosmg of diurehcs ACE inhibitors, and tals 
used) should be stabilized The recommended starting dose of TOPROL-XL 251 
once daily for two weeks in pahents with NYHA class II heart failure and 12.lig ij 
daily in pahents with more severe heart failure Ttie dose should then be dou'l el 
two weeks to the highest dosage level tolerated by the patient or up to 5 r' 
TOPROL-XL II transient worsening ot heart failure occurs, it may be tr(C 
increased doses ol diuretics, and it may also be necessary to lower ihos 
TOPROL-XL or temporarily discontinue it The dose of TOPROL-XL shOLnos 
increased until symptoms of worsening heart failure have been stabiliz i^ 
difficulty with titrahon should not preclude later attempts to introduce TOPI -X. 
heart failure pahents expenence symptomahc bradycardia, the dose ot Ti 01 
should be reduced 
HOW SUPPUED 

Tablets containing metoprolol succinate equivalent to die indicated weight ot r 'pif 
tartrate, USP ate whde biconvex film-coated. and scored. 









Bottle of 


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Pack 


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Tablet 


Shape 


Engraving 


NDC 












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25 mg- 


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6 


1088-05 


101 




50 mg 


Round 


A 

mo 


1090-05 


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9 


lOOmg 


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1092-05 


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200 mg 


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A 


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■The 25-mg tablet is scored on both sides 
Store at 25°C(77°n Excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-«6°F) (SeeUSPltnl 
Room Temperature,) 

NOTE: This summary provides important information about TOPROL-XL nl 
informalion. please ask your doctor or health care professional abouie 
Prescribing Informalion and discuss it with them. | 

TOPROL-XL IS a registered trademark ot the AstraZeneca group of companies 
©AstraZeneca 2002, 2004, 2005 

Manufactured tor AstraZeneca LP | 
Wilmington, DE 19850 ( 

By AstraZeneca AB 

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She had high expectations of motherhood. 
\\'hen realit\' fell short, she became despondent. 
"This is not \'Our fault!" I reassured her. Tuminsj 
to Sean. I said, "You can't "fLx" PPD: you just 
ha\ e to continue to be there for Amy. Amy first 
consulted a psychiatrist specializing in PPD. 
who prescribed an antidepressant. Amy was re- 
luctant to take medicadon— 'I feel like a failure." 
she said— especially since she was nursing. Doc- 
tors differ on this point, but several studies have 
showTQ that some antidepressants are safe and 
efFecti\ e both during pregnancy and while nurs- 
ing. (In fact, for a se\"erely depressed woman, it 
may be riskier not to take them.) After discussing her options. Amy 
decided to wean Ian, who was 4 months old. and start the medica- 
tion. She felt better within weeks. With encouragement she joined 
a support group of modiers with PPD and has become friendly 
with two women who now join her with their kids for pla\-dates. 

■■Ha\ing calmed down, Am\ could then focus on her marriage. 
Neither Sean nor Amy understood why they had gotten along so 
well before marriage and so poorly afterward. "New couples don 
rose-colored glasses that filter out traits that later prove problem- 
atic." I explained. "When you factor in young children and a stress- 
ful job. ) ou have the ingredients of a marital meltdown." 

"Like many couples, these two had gotten into die habit of 
responding time and again with irritated voices, angrv' rants and 
lots of blaming. Tliey needed to find ways to speak to each other 
in a calm "pass-the-butter" voice-quietly, without criticism or judg- 
ment-and recognize when they were slipping into accusations and 
name-calling. Sean, especially, had no model for discussing issues 
and resolving conflicts without yelling or throwing things. 

"I suggested some simple ways for them to soften their conver- 
sations. For instance, instead of beginning a sentence with 'you" or 
"why" (which puts the other person on the defensive), I instructed 
them to begin with "I," "what" or "how" (which opens dialogue). "I 
had a rough afternoon-could you put the kids to bed?" achieves 
better results, for example, than screeching. "WTiy don"t you ever 
help with the baby?" Amy. in particular, had to practice these tech- 
niques instead of assuming that Sean knew what she needed and 
ei-upting in anger when he didn't. And Sean had to leam to recog- 
nize when he was getting upset {'the pit of my stomach knots,' he 
noted; and literally comit to 10 before opening his mouth. 

"In time .Amy was able to curb her micromanaging and stop 
blaming Sean when things didn't go e.xacdy as planned. 'Next time 
you fine! \ oursclf getting mad at Sean.' I told her. "ask yourself. "Is it 
more imponant diatjake get to bed on my schedule, or diat he ha\ e 
fun widi liis dad?"" She has become better at letting tilings slide as 
well as staging calm despite having a li\ing room strewn vritii toys. 



I suggested 
ways for Sean 
and Amy to 
resolve conflicts 
without 
name-calling 



'"I also worked wio 
Amy and Sean to create 
schedule that gave the: 
kid time, couple time a:~ 
time alone to rechart 
emotional batteries. Ch; 



ting 15 minutes together : 



the morning over coffe 
helps them catch up an 
plan for the day aheac 
Saturday is famil}- da\- ; 
the Y— Amy works out i 
the g>"m: Sean plays baske 
ball: the kids play in on-site day care. WTie 
Jake turns ;1 Amy plans to return to work, 
miss it.' she said. "I think being more flilfille 
will make me a better mom." 

"Amy"s relationship with Sean's mother 
still thorny but the tension has eased. ^■\t n: 
request, Sean told his mother that her con 
ments were inappropriate and requested th; 
she call before dropping b)-. "She's a litde be 
ter, but not much." Amy reported. "For 
sake of the kids I go to an occasional dinnerh 

"Though Amy still has bad days, they 
much fewer and fai^ther between. 'Sean 
I are back on the same page and that heljij 
enormousK ." she told me recend)'. 'Fm fine 
ing joy in being a wife to him and a mom t i 
our rwo wonderful sons.' " 



"Can This Marriage Be 

ived?"" Is the most endurin 
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Before: The shelves, though 
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unattractively crammed with 
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rescued from the backyard 
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family gatherings. 

After: The mom in the family, 
an avid crafter who loves to 
paint, sew and make holiday 
decorations, needed space to 
work on projects. The existing 
slop sink made this corner a 
natural spot. We constructed 
a versatile craft table from 
adjustable trestle legs from 
IKEA and an inexpensive, flat 
hollow-core door (available 
at home centers) covered 
in waterproof oilcloth from 
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weight chairs from West Elm 
provide pull-up seating, and 
we stocked the shelves with 
stylish craft-supply containers, 
including glass kitchen jars, 
painted wooden boxes and 
striped tins. Curtains hung from 
a tension rod under the sink 
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which we cozied up with citrus- 
hued pillows from Hable 
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light. The back of the shelving 
unit, which holds board games, 
baskets for sundry items and a 
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coat of lively green paint. 
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With the sofa out of the 
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perfect solution to eliminating 
sunlight glare while the family 
watches TV or works on the 
computer A floral motif silk 
pendant lamp from Lights Up' 
sets the mood for board-game 
marathons lasting past sundown. 

B: We took an awkward space 
near some basement pipes 
and created a nook by hanging 
a pair of IKEA curtains from a 
tension rod that extends from 
one wall to a wooden column. 
A glass-topped sofa-table- 
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paying the bills, doing home- 
work or surfing the Net. 

To help define the media area. 
. e painted the wall behind it 
with bold, bright stripes of lime 
green, salmon, tan and chocolate 
brown. The ultraslim design 
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viewing pleasure but doesn't eat 
up precious space. Storage for 
the media area was key: Graphic 
storage boxes from West Elm 
flank Pottery Barn's handsome 
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In this exclusive visit, Sarah Ferguson, 
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her daughters. Princesses Beatrice 
and Eugenie, to chat about romance, 
p^ace galas and the importance of 
)ng a little rebellious at any age 



s two pretty young princesses wait 
primly— and a bit anxiously— at a New- 
York. City photo studio for their first 
"Here xoe are, ivorLIF magazine co\^er. a woman 
roars up to the Meatpacking District on the 
back of" the leather-jacketed photographer's 
screeching motorbike. She whips ofT her helmet 
to release cascading fire-red locks and whoops 
hcllos to all, suddenly setting the place ablaze 
with her energ\'. And nobody's even had dieir 
coffee yet. 

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has 
landed, and while her two fresh-faced, sienna- 
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and composure, their mum is bristling 
with ahnost teenage kineticism and 
raw excitement. "W e been up since 5 
A.M.!" she announces to anyone and 
eveiyone. "Luckily. I have an energy 
that is pretty )'Oung. Fm still wild and 
rebellious-and Fm 46! I guess I've 
always had a childlike heart." 

Tmth is, this power-packed day, be- 
gimiing widi a crack-of-dawn charity 
e\ ent and ending with another at night, 
is t\-pical for her. "I live eight lives in 
one." she says briskly. "Most people 
can't keep up. I am busy every minute 
of the day. I'm always creating. I was 
talking to a friend of mine on the phone 
earlier and she said, 'Well, I should 
hang up so you can create another 40 
things by 5 o'clock.' I've simply got a 
ver\' creadve brain." 

And even as she has somehow jug- 
gled competing roles as Weight Watch- 
ers spokeswoman, philanthropist and 
author (numerous books on topics 



through the work I do with my chari- 
ties, my girls agreed to that and I think 
that is why they're so balanced," she 
says. "We treasure ever\' moment we 
have together." She's even wearing a 
diamond bracelet with the girls' names 
engraved in it that she had made in 
Florence— a piece of jewelr)' she wears 
all the time. 

With the proper amount of English 
reserve, Eugenie and Beatrice intro- 
duce themselves to ever)'one on set. 
Eugenie seems somewhat shier and 
lets her older sister take the lead, but 
both seem much like any other teenage 
girl when faced with the bounty of gor- 
geous clothes lined up for the shoot: 
gleeful, with opinions and insecurities. 
The princesses light up the minute 
their mother arrives and become much 
more confident, picking out their out- 
fits together with careflil consideration 
of their mother's opinion of what's 
appropriate and flattering. 



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My girls have their feet on 
the ground, because I've believed 
that they should be brought up I 
knowing that they are very lucky, 
ih^we are all very fortunate" | 



Irom dieting and her autobiography 
to her Little Red series, written in 
conjiinciion with her Chances for 
Children and Children in Crisis 
philanthropies), the Duchess has also 
managed to raise two daughters as a 
divorced working mom. She main- 
tains a veiy active role in her daugh- 
ters" lives, even as they both near 
adulthood. "^Although tlie)- have to 
share me with the world's children 



"They haven't been living in some 
high-fashion world," the Duchess says 
as the girls prepare for their close-ups 
and munch on an assortment of choc- 
olates that they requested as a midday 
energy boost. 

"As you can see today, my girls 
have their feet on the ground, because 
I'\ e always believed they should be 
brought up knowing that they are 
ver\- luckv, that we are all \-er\' fortu- 



nate. My girls are really launchig i 
into societv' this year, and I v/antedb i 
do this with them, with Ladies ' H' \ 
Journal, because it's read bv real pn 
pie. my people, the people who's 
supported me for the last 12 years. ^ , 
good to remain steadfast to your cth i 
values. They know I'm devoted b 
primary education, to eradicatig 
hunger and poverty, that that is i 
passion, and my job." i 




till, when Beatri: I 
turns 18 this sui- 
mer she'll be feted He 
the British royal she is, with a mask|i 
ball thrown by her mother and |- j 
ther. Prince Andrew (no royal coup 
has had a more genteel divorce sin; 
their split, in 1996). It will ha^•e 
"1888" theme with authentic perui ; 
costumes because, as her mother e- < 
plains, "Beatrice w-as bom in 198, ! 
and she quite likes Pride and Prejitdr. ' 
which came out in that era." Eugeni, ( 
still at boarding school, is partial ) I 
drama, whereas Beatrice has mo: i 
traditionally royal leanings. Hr | 
mother thinks she'll take over hr I 
foundation one day. 

But on weekends, the elegant ht i 
easygoing royal trio morphs into \\ h: 
the Duchess describes as "The 1 - 
pod," a magic little unit that trai 
forms from royal "rightness" in| 
warm and fuzzy family escapis 
"Tlie Tripod is how you see us toda; 
Ferguson laughs. "Totally and utte: 
connected in every single way. Tl 
way we look, the w^a}- we move. 
weekends we sleep till midday. Tli<i 
we have shepherd's pie for lunch: let-| 
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comfort food: \'Ou eat it with a fork 
and peas. This is making me home- 
sick! Then Andrew calls and says, 
■\VTiat are you doing this afternoon?' 
And the answer is always the same: 
'We're watching DVDs!" All after- 
noon! We watch from 2 o'clock 
through "til midnight. It's probably 
something like 24 or "the OC, the 
whole series of them. And we're really 
into Gro'S Anatomy and Kip/Tuck— we 
don't move from our chairs. On Sun- 
da\ s it"s the same— get up at midday, 
have roast chicken for lunch, then 
D\T)s 'til midnight, unless they're 
going back to school, in which case 
we'll stop at six. This is the core of 
how the Tripod works. We have to do 
it. There's solidarir)^" 

And how does her ex-husband, the 
prince, fit into all this? 

''Andrew and I are connected as 
well and we believe in unity and co- 
parenting. We never really fell out of 
love, you know. It was only because 
of circumstances that we divorced. I 
saw him 40 days a year for the first 
five years of our marriage, because his 
duties as a naval officer and prince 
were enormous. I see him more now! 
He's a terrific father and the finest 
gendeman I know." 




ut back to the 
DVD marathons. 
Is all the time togeth- 
er in Ironl of the tube simply about 
fun. relaxation and how cute Dr. 
McDreamy is? "Having our little 
world is the greatest way to escape 
from the realities of everyday life. 
But also, you can learn so much from 
watching films. Like Bravthiarl. you 
see it's not nobilitv that will win a 



war, it's the courage from your heart. 
And The Shawshank Redemption, I 
always think of the scene when 
Morgan Freeman is at his parole 
hearing and he says if he could go 
back to the young man he was and 
tell him not to do it. he would. I 
always quote that in my speeches. If 
I could go back to the bride I was at 
24. I'd sav to her, 'Do thinsrs differ- 
ently' But I can't. There's a line in 
another film I love, The Greatest Game 
Ever Played, along the lines of 'Are 
you judging a man by his class or his 
skill?' I often feel that way. Are vou 
going to judge me now as Sarah Fer 
guson. Duchess of York, or as I am. 
sitting here with you now. Just me?" 

The dichotomy between the forth 
right woman she is and the Wmdsor 
she was is central to Ferguson. "I up- 
hold the values of the monarchy still, 
even though I'm not in it. Her Majesty 
the Queen is the finest woman I've 
ever met in my life. I would aspire to 
live even a minute like her. She's well- 
read, a wonderful human being, a 
wonderful grandmother to the girls. 
But I also think you can be a great 
ambassador to your country by being 
real and standing for your values." 

This is a balance that her late 
sister-in-law. Princess Diana, never 
seemed to find, but one Ferguson has 
achieved, in no small part due to the 
fact that she spends so much time in 
the United States. 

"I certainly feel a sense of fi-eedom 
here in the United States that I don't 
at home." she admits. "One is able to 
express one's emotions so much more 
freely here. In Britain, if you speak 
openly, they feel you are washing 
your laundrv' in public! A man in the 
English military was talking about 
having prostate cancer, and someone 
in the U.K. said. 'We don't want to 
hear your problems." But in fact, he 
was right to talk about it. I think what 




Ferguson celebrating her 40th birthd 
with her ex-husband. Prince Andrew, i 
London in 1999 

I am basically is honest. In any int^- 
view, no interviewer needs to trip cb 
up. I answer honestly and if I doit 
want to answer. I'll say it. That's wf/ 
I don't need a publicist to protect rr;. 
I protect myself with my ow'n candc 
That's very brave for a Brit to do!" j 

It's brave for any woman, British r 
not, to be as open about her issus 
with weight as Ferguson has beeL 
After having lost 50 pounds wii 
Weight Watchers, she admits weigt 
is still a major concern for hen 

"On a shoot like this I have to cd- 
tend with all those dresses that Osc 
winners have worn in size zero. " s - 
says earnestly. "When they don't t 
right, they just tape me in, but with 1 
these people around. I lack con-i 
dence. I ve been Weight Watchei' 
spokesperson for almost 10 years ail 
Fm a lifetime member and still wo: 
to keep m\' weight down."" 

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BONIVA [bon-EE-va] 
(ibandronate sodium) 
TABLETS 

Rx only 

Read this patient information carefully before you 
start taking BONIVA. Read this patient information 
each time you get a refill for BONIVA There may be 
new information This information is not everything 
you need to know about BONIVA It does not take 
the place of talking with your health care provider 
about your condition or your treatment Talk about 
BONIVA with your health care provider before you 
start taking it, and at your regular check-ups 

What is the rrtost important information 
I should l<now about BONIVA? 

BONIVA may cause senous problems in the stomach 
and the esophagus (the tube that connects your 
mouth and stomach) such as trouble swallowing, 
heartburn, and ulcers (see "What are the possible 
side effects of BONIVA?") 

You must take BONIVA exactly as prescritied for 
BONIVA to work for you and to lower the chance 
of serious side effects (see "How should I take 
BONIVA?"). 

What is BONIVA? 

BONIVA IS a prescnption medicine used to treat or 

prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause 

(see "What is osteoporosis?") 

BONIVA may reverse bone loss by stopping more 

loss of bone and increasing bone mass in most 

women who take it. even though they won't be able 

to see or feel a difference BONIVA may help lower 

the chances of breaking bones (fractures) 

For BONIVA to treat or prevent osteoporosis, you have 

to take It as prescribed. BONIVA will not work if you 

stop taking it 

Who should not take BONIVA? 

Do not take BONIVA if you 

• have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia) 

• cannot sit or stand up for at least 1 hour 
(60 minutes) 

• have kidneys that work very poorly 

• are allergic to ibandronate sodium or any of the 
other ingredients of BONIVA (see the end of this 
page for a lisl of all the ingredients in BONIVA) 

Tell your health care provider before using 
BONIVA: 

• if you are pregnant or planning to become 
pregnant It is not known if BONIVA can harm 
your unborn baby 

• if you are breast-feeding It is not known if BONIVA 
passes into your milk and if it can harm your baby. 

• have swallowing problems or other problems with 
your esophagus (the lube that connects your mouth 
and stomach) 

• if you have kidney problems 

• about all the medicines you take including prescnp- 
tion and n^ n-prescnption medicines, vitamins and 
supplements Some medicines, especially certain vita- 
mins, supplements and antacids can stop BONIVA" 
from getting to your bones This can happen it you 
take other medicines too close to the time that you 
take BONIVA (see "How should I take BONIVA?") 

How should I take BONIVA? 

• Take BONIVA exactly as instructed by your health 
care provider 

• Take BONIVA first thing in the morning at least 

1 hour (60 minutes) before you eat. dnnk anything 
other than plain water, or take any other oral 
medicine 

• Take BONIVA with 6 to 8 ounces (about 1 full cup) 
of plain water Do not take it with any other dnnk 
besides plain water Do not take if with other dnnks, 
such as mineral wafer, sparkling water, coffee, tea. 
dairy dnnks (such as milk), or |uice 

• Swallow BONIVA w'luie Do not chew or suck the 
tablet or keep it m your mouth to melt or dissolve 

• After taking BONIVA you must wait at least 1 hour 
(60 minutes) before 

-Lying down You may sit stand, or do normal 

activities like read the newspaper or take a walk 
-Eating or dnnking anything except for plain water 
-Taking other oral medicines including vitamins. 

calcium, or antacids Take your vitamins, calcium. 

and antacids at a ditteren: time of the day from the 

time when you take BONIVA 

• If you take too much BONIVA dnnk a full glass of milk 
and call your local poison control center or emergency 
room nghl away Do not make yourself vomit. Do not 
lie down 



• i\eyp laKiiiy dv-iimivm lor as long as your neaitn 
care provider tells you. BONIVA will not work if you 
stop taking it. 

• Your health care provider may tell you to exercise 
and take calcium and vitamin supplements to help 
your osteoporosis 

• Your health care provider may do a test to measure 
the thickness (density) of your bones or do other 
tests to check your progress 

What is my BONIVA schedule? 

Schedule for taking BONIVA 150 mg once monthly: 

• Take one BONIVA 150-mg tablet once a month 

• Choose one date of the month (your BONIVA day) 
that you will remember and that best fits your 
schedule to take your BONIVA 150-mg tablet. 

•Take one BONIVA 150-mg tablet in the morning of 
your chosen day (see "How should I take 
BONIVA?") 

What to do if I miss a monthly dose: 

• If your next scheduled BONIVA day is more than 7 
days away take one BONIVA 150-mg tablet in the 
morning following the day that you remember (see 
"How should I take BONIVA?") Then return to 
taking one BONIVA 150-mg tablet every month in 
the morning of your chosen day. according to your 
onginal schedule. 

• Do not take two 150-mg tablets within the same 
week If your next scheduled BONIVA day is only 
1 to 7 days away, wait until your next scheduled 
BONIVA day to take your tablet. Then return to 
taking one BONIVA 150-mg tablet every month in 
the morning of your chosen day. according to your 
onginal schedule. 

• If you are not sure what to do if you miss a 
dose, contact your health care provider who will 
be able to advise you. 

Schedule for taking BONIVA 2.5 mg once daily: 

• Take one BONIVA 2.5-mg tablet once a day first 
thing in the morning at least 1 hour (60 minutes) 
before you eat. dnnk anything other than plain 
water, or take any other oral medicine (see "How 
should I take BONIVA?") 

What to do if I miss a daily dose: 

• If you forget to take your BONIVA 2.5-mg tablet in 
the morning, do not take it later in the day. Just 
return to your normal schedule and take 1 tablet the 
next morning Do not lake two tablets on the same 
day. 

• If you are not sure what to do if you miss a 
dose, contact your health care provider who will 
be able to advise you. 

What should I avoid while taking BONIVA? 

• Do not take other medicines, or eat or dnnk any- 
thing but plain water before you take BONIVA and 
for at least l hour (60 minutes) after you take it 

• Do not lie down for at least 1 hour (60 minutes) 
after you take BONIVA 

What are the possible side effects of BONIVA? 
Stop taking BONIVA and call your health care 
provider right away if you have: 
•pain or trouble with swallowing 

• chest pain 

• very bad heartburn or heartburn that does not 
get better 

BONIVA MAY CAUSE 

• pain or trouble swallowing (dysphagia) 

• heartburn (esophagitis) 

• ulcers in your stomach or esophagus (the tube that 
connects your mouth and stomach) 

Common side effects with BONIVA are: 

• diarrhea 

• pain In extremities (arms or legs) 

• dyspepsia (upset stomach) 

Less common side effects with BONIVA are shorl- 
lasting. mild flu-like symptoms (usually improve after 
the first dose). These are not all the possible side 
effects of BONIVA For more information ask your 
health care provider or pharmacist. 

Rarely, patients have reported severe bone. |0int. 
and or muscle pain starting within one day to several 
months after beginning to take, by mouth, bisphos- 
phonate drugs to treat osteoporosis (thin bones) 
This group of drugs includes BONIVA IVIost patients 
expenenced relief after stopping the dnjg. Contact 
your health care provider it you develop these symp- 
toms after starting BONIVA. 

What is osteoporosis? 

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to 
become thinner Thin bones can break easily Most 
people think of their bones as being solid like a rock. 
Actually, bone is Irving tissue, just like other parts ot 
the body, such as your heart, brain, or skin. Bone 



|ust nappens to be a harder type of tissue. Bone itj 
always changing. Your body keeps your txines [ 
strong and healthy by replacing old bone with new 
bone. 

Osteoporosis causes the body to remove more bo 
than It replaces. This means that bones get weake. 
Weak bones are more likely to break. Osteoporosi'. 
IS a bone disease that is quite common in women '■ 
after menopause. At first, osteoporosis has no sym' 
toms. but people with osteoporosis may develop toss 
height and are more likety to break (fracture) their 
bones, especially the back (spine), wnst. and hip 
bones 

Osteoporosis can be prevented, and with proper 
therapy it can be treated 

Who is at risk for osteoporosis? 

Talk to your health care provider alxiut your chan 
for getting osteoporosis. 

Many things put people at nsk for osteoporosis. 
The following people have a higher chance of 
getting osteoporosis: 

Women who: 

• are going through or who are past menopause 
(^he change") 

• are white (Caucasian) or Onental (Asian) 

People who: 

• are thin 

• have a family member with osteoporosis 

• do not get enough calcium or vitamin D 

• do not exercise 

• smoke 

• drink alcohol often 

• lake bone thinning medicines (like 
prellnisone) for a long time 

Gerferal information about BONIVA 

Medicines are sometimes prescnbed for conditions 
that are not mentioned in patient information. Do no 
use BONIVA for a condition for which it was not 
prescnbed. Do not give BONIVA to other people, 
even if they have the same symptoms you have. It 
may harm them. 

Store BONIVA at 77°F (25°C) or at room temperatur 
between 59'F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). 

Keep BONIVA and all medicines out of the reach of 
children. 

This summanzes the most important 
information about BONIVA. If you would 
like more information, talk with your health care 
provider. You can ask your health care provider 
or pharmacist for information about BONIVA that 
is wntten for health professionals 

For more information about BONIVA. call 
1 -888-MY-BONIVA or visit www.mytioniva.com. 

What are the ingredients of BONIVA? 

BONIVA (active ingredient), ibandronate sodium 
BONIVA (inactive ingredients): lactose monohydrate 
povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, 
punfted steanc acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and 
purified water The tablet film coating contains 
hypromellose. titanium dioxide, talc, 
polyethylene glycol 6000 and punfied water 

BONIVA IS a registered trademark of Roche 
Therapeutics Inc 

Distnbuted by 




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Roche Laboratones Inc. 

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I struggles to inspire others. The family 
has been open about Beatrice's dys- 
lexia. "We discovered her dyslexia 
when she was 8. She's already publicly 
announced it, two years ago. because 
she wanted other children to know she 
was normal but still had special needs 
at school. They are both ver\- strong 
children. As to what they are going to 
do in the future. I feel strongly that 
they v\ill find their own path. I'm only 
here as a ^ide. I have no control in 
their ownership. But I can pass on 
what I know." 

One of the other things the Duch- 
ess has in common with her girls, at 
least with Beatiice, is dating. The Brit- 
ish press has had a field day printing 



stories about the colorful multi- 
millionaire businessman. Mark Freit- 
as. whom the Duchess was mmored 
to have been dating. 

"Dating.^" Ferguson practically 
shrieks in response. "■\\Tiom am I dat- 
ing.^ Why do you think I'm dating? 
No. I'm noti Don't believe what you 
read. Come on ilicn. who is he.^ You're 
probably referring lo Mark Freitas. 
whom I had one business dinner with 
when the British press svroi? that I'd 
been dating him. Fd only just met 
him! Poor man! 

'"Fm not dating because I diink men 

LADIES' HOME JOURNAL ' JULY 2006 



sret verv intimidated bv me. Fm a 
strong woman who also brings the 
world's press with hen You wouldn't 
want to give up your private life, you'd 
have to have a very clean slate for that. 
Tliey run for the hills— always." 

And dien there are reports diat Bea- 
trice was seeing 23-year-old New York- 
er Paolo Liuzzo, who was charged with 
manslaughter in the accidental death 
of a classmate at the College of the Holy 
Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

While the Duchess didn't comment 
direcdy about Liuzzo. she said, "Bea- 
trice is not dating that boy you read 
about in the papers anymore. Definite- 
ly not. She was— she's not anymore." 

But the Duchess is sanguine about 



the fact that her daughters are at the 
age at which romance is inevitable. 

"Of course, dating is normal. So 
why can't they date? Life is like 
that: People date. Beatrice has lovely 
friends— both girls have lovely friends. 
And they're both very sensible. And 
they will make the right choices. And 
the press is going to write what they 
want to write. But people aie allowed 
to move on. Whatever they've done, 
they should be allowed to move on." 

The Duchess then abrupdy chang- 
es the subject from love to business 
with her trademark exuberance. "Did 



you know Fm going to have my o 
radio show? Maybe on Sirius (sate' 
radio). And my owti TV show! 
Fve just signed a deal with St. Ma 
Press to write a historical novel- 
next Gone With the Wind. I sold it w~ 
out one chapter written! It's all in 
head. My heroine is Lady Alarg- 
with red hair, and it takes place in t 
south of Ireland in 1759. I am La 
Margaret at the end of the day. It v 
be Pride and Prejudice meets 24 \~ 

But her plans don't stop there. "I 
going to be a ven,- big intematioi 
lifestvie brand. I'm raine; to be t 
nej^' Laura Ashley, with produ( 
priced for my people, real people, 
the people out there who have be 
loyal to me and will enjoy my lin 
and china or whatever it ends 
being. It VNill be worldwide, of cour 
We have to have dreams, don't wl 
Fm a major entrepreneur." I 

With a litde help, that is. Her trusti 
assistant has left the premises, off to tl 
airport to go back to London and ha'^l 
as Ferguson says, "'a life." But til 
Duchess seems to only belatedly regl 
ter the consequences of this act of mal 
nanimity^ "Oh no." she wonders alou j 
"I've got no assistant! Where ha\'el 
got to be? I wonder if the girls al 
being picked up. and who's driviti 
them? I live in this bizarre place arl 
you can't do it without support." I 

Then, with a major round of kiss J 
for the crew and her girls (whj 
seemed to very much enjoy their da 
in front of the camera, getting moi 
and more comfortable as the shod 
went on), the Duchess is off to hJ 
next round of appointments and whj 
know s what other flurry of activity! 
but not before she stops to also ki; 
her interviewer and share one mo\ 
plan for her future. 

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The Changing Face of the American Family PART 5 




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Interracial Families 

Marriages between people of different races 
have mushroomed in the last three decades, and the children 
of these unions have a whole new point of view 

Bv Carol Mithi rs 



The growth of mixed-race mar- 
riage: According to the most re- 
cent Census figures, tlie percentage 
of couples who are interracial in- 
creased sevenfold from 1970 to 
2000, and the number of children 
in interracial families quadrupled 
to 3.4 million. Tlie most prevalent 
pairing is white men and Asian 
women. Among peopB^ under 30, 
interracial couples are at least 30 
percent more cormnon. 



Changing attitudes: More than 
300 years ago, Maryland was the 
first state to oudaw interracial mar- 
riage. In 1967 die Supreme Court 
ruled such laws unconstitutional 
but many states kept their statutes. 
.\labama didn't remove its law im- 
til 2000. Yet a 2003 poU showed 
that 86 percent of blacks, 79 f>er- 
cent of Latinos and 66 percent of 
whites would accept a child marry- 
ing someone of a different race. 



Tracking the trend: In 2000 Amer- 
icans could check more than one 
box for ethnicity and race, and about 
7 million did. Estimates put the 
multiracial population even hi^er. 

Representative kaxaty: Sandra and 
Steven Sdtes, of Kansas City, Mis- 
souri. Married 19 years, both are 46- 
\ ear-old doctors with three children, 
clockwise fi^om left: Ailea, 16, Sier- 
ra, 14, and James, 10. continued 



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REQUIP^ (roplnirole hydrochloride) Tablets 

For Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), 
Also Known as Ekbom Syndrome 

Read this Information completely before you start taking REQUIP Read 

the intormatioii each time you get more medicine There may be new information. 
This leatlet provides a summary about REQUIP It does not include everything 
there is to know about your medicine This information should not take the place of 
discussions with your doctor about your medical condition or REQUIP 

What is REQUIP? 

• • 'iption medicine to treat moderate-to-severe primary Restless 
s sometimes used to treat Parkinsons disease. Having one of 
. ; :obs not mean you have or will develop the other. 

What is the most important information I should know about REQUIP? 

• Patients with RLS should take REQUIP ditterently than patients with Parkinson's 
disease (see How should I fake REQUIP for RLS? tor the recommended 
dosing for RLS) A lower dose of REQUIP is generally needed for patients with 
RLS, and is taken once daily before bedtime. 

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while doing normal activities such as driving, faint, feel dizzy, nauseated, or 
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Be sure to tell your doctor if: 

• you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. 

• you are breast-feeding 

• you have daytime sleepiness from a sleep disorder other than RLS or have 
unexpected sleepiness or periods ol sleep while taking REQUIP 

• you are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines Some of 
these medicines may increase your chances of getting side effects while taking 
REQUIP 

• you start or stop taking other medicines while you are taking REQUIP This may 
increase your chances of getting side effects 

• you start or stop smoking while you are taking REQUIP Smoking may decrease 
the treatment effect ol REQUIP 

• you teel dizzy, nauseated, sweaty, or taint when you stand up from sitting or lying 

• . nlic beverages. This may increase your chances of becoming 

.. , rt-oy while taking REQUIP 

How should I take REQUIP for RLS? 

• Be sure to take REQUIP exactly as directed by your doctor or healthcare 

provider 

• The isual way to take REQUIP is once in the evening. 1 to 3 hours before 
bedtime 

• Your doctor will start you on a low dose ot REQUIP Your doctor may change the 
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your symptoms 

• You may receive a starting kit with doses marked by day The pills in this kit 
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this medicine You may not need the highest dose pill in this kit or you may need 
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• If you miss your dose, do not double your next dose Take only your 
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• Contact your doctor, it you stop taking REQUiP lor any reason. Do not restart 
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• You can take REQUIP with or without food. Taking REQUIP with food may 

decrease the chances of feeling nauseated. 

What are the possible side effects of REQUIP? 

• Most people who take REQUIP tolerate it well. The most commonly reported 
side effects in people taking REQUIP for RLS are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, 
and drowsiness or sleepiness. You should be careful until you know if REQUIP 
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• Haflucinations (unreal sounds, visions, or sensations) have been reported 

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or the Sdtes cliildrcn, an interracial 
life "is all tliey've ever known," says 
Sandra, and tlicy are peifccdy comfort- 
able witli it. Ailea says her fiiends have 
affectionately labeled her "halfrican." 
Her younger sister, Sien a, has dubbed 
herself a "wack," short for white-black. 

Sandra and Steven became friends 
in 1982 when they were lab partners 
in an anatomy class at the University 
of Missouri-Columbia. "We met over 
a cadaver," Steven jokes. They didn t 
expect to marry. Steven had grown up 
in virtually all-white Independence, 
Missouri. Sandra's Kansas City neigh- 
borhood was black but she went to a 
mostly white private school and brief- 
ly dated a white boy. Still, after her 
first date with Steven, she told a friend, 
"He's perfect, except he's white." 

Tlie cotiple dated for four years, "h 
was important to mc that we both 
loved the outdoors and musical the- 
ater," Steven says. "We had common 
ground, even if it didn't include race." 

Sandra had concerns, however. "If 
we had kids, would they be accept- 
ed?" she remembers thinking at the 
time. "Would we be accepted?" They 
kept their relationsliip secret for two 




James in the lead, followed by 
Sierra, Stephen, Sandra and 
Ailea, out for a day of canoeing 



"My father got to know Sandra," says 
Steven. "Most racism is based on a 
fear of difference. Once you learn that 
people aren't as different as you think, 
the fear goes away." 

Sandra's family, too, discovered 
that Steven was less "different" than 
they'd thought. "His mother was from 
the South," says Sandra. "My grand- 
father would prepare food like collard 
greens and say, 'That boy won't eat 
this!' But this was food Steven knew." 

When Ailea was born, in 1990. 
Steven and Sandra had already 



"ONCE YOU LEARN THAT PEOPLE 
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months. Once ihc) went public, San- 
dra's fears were realized. Some class- 
mates avoided them. Steven's father 
said that marrying Sandra would limit 
his career. Sandra's paimis worried 
"because Steven was 'diffcrcin.'"" 

By die time Sandra and Ste\ cn mar- 
ried, their parents had come around. 



agreed they wanted their children to 
recognize their dual heritage. The 
children have contact with white 
cultiue in their neighborhood and 
school, and they are close to Sandra's 
parents, who live near the Stiteses' 
home, as well as her extended famih' 
in Dallas. "We want the kids to un- 



derstand the struggles, says Sandra. 

Not eveiyone is on board, diough 
Steven has an uncle who refuses to let 
the couple in his house. And while 
nobody looks twice at die Sdtes family 
in Kansas City, in the suburban malls, 
"we get what we call 'the triangle look,' " 
sa)'s Sandra. "E\'es go to Steven, dien 
me, then the kids. And salespeople 
don't see us as a couple. Sometimes we 
pretend we're not together and then 
say, 'Your name is on my checkbook! 
How did diat happen?' " 

Wliat really rankles are the thought- 
less remarks from strangers who see 
Sandra widi her children. "They'll ask, 
'Are you the namiy?'" Sandra says. 

Tlie Sdteses send their kids to a pri- 
vate school, though they picked one 
that is 17 percent nonwliite. When die 
cliildren classified themselves on school 
forms, Ailea wrote "multiracial," Sierra 
picked "other," and James chose both ! 
African- American and white. 

"Their generadon doesn't see color 
the way it used to be seen," says San- ' 
dra. "When Ailea describes a guy she 
likes, she mentions the color of his 
eyes and skin and hair. She describes 
his looks, but it never occurs to her to 
mention his race at all." Ck 



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For Monty Patterson, the debate 
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daughter died a sudden and 
painful death after taking the drug. 
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onty Patterson first heard of the drug mifepristone on 
September 17, 2003. tlie worst day ol' his life. A eall eanie while he 
was at work: His 18-ycar-old daughter. Holly, was in the hospital and 
very siek; he needed to hinr\'. Patterson sped to ValleyC^are Medical 
Center near the San Francisco siihin b of Livermorc. where he and 
Holly lived. He found her in the intensive care luiil. semiconscious 
and struggling to breaUic. It made no sense. I lolly, a beautiful, blue- 
eyed blonde, was a fitness buff in perfect iicalth. She hadn't I'elt well 
over the weekend, but she d blamed it on painful menstrual cramps, 
not unusual lor her. Now a doctor was saying she might not sur\ ive. 
"Septic shock." Patterson says he was told. "We think it's complic.itions 
from tile abortion pill she took." 

Patterson stared at him. Alwition? Holly tca.s fm-i^uint? Wlutt full? 
Stitidenly the crisis deepened. HolK" was worsening, she needed a 
ventilator, her blood pressinc was dropping. He heard the panicked 
words "code blue!" and was hustled from the room. He stood outside 
the door with his fiancee, his son. Holh's onl\' sibling, and her 
boyfriend. All of them were crying and calling out: "Don't give up! 
We love vou, I lollvl" I lolh 's mother. Debbie, who was Ion" divorced 
hom Patterson and li\ed in Southern Cialifornia and whom he el 
phoned earlier, was siill on a plane. She would arrixx too late. Holly 
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£S Holly's death, Patterson learned 
that on September 10 his daugh- 
ter had chosen to end an un- 
wanted pregnancy with what is 
l« called a medication abortion. 
Medication abortion is pregnancy ter- 
mination, though it's performed very 
differently than traditional surgical 
abortion (usually vacuum aspiration 
done in a doctor's office or clinic). 
Approved for use in this country five 
years ago, medication abortion in- 
volves taking two prescription drugs. 
The first is mifepristone, sold here 
as Mifeprex but commonly known 
by its European name, RU-486. It 
blocks the hormone progesterone, 



Parenthood, at whose Hayward clinic 
Holly had arranged her abortion, that 
nothing like this had ever happened 
before. Patterson didn't believe them. 
"Something's wrong here and I will 
find out what," he vowed. 

Private Peril 

In early 2003, Holly Patterson, 
then 17, embarked on her first 
serious romantic relationship. Her 
boyfriend was seven years older 
than she was and they became 
sexually intimate. In August she 
discovered she was pregnant. Holly's 
boyfriend didn't respond to Ladies' 
Home JouniaFs request for an inter- 
view, but shortly after her death 



PATTERSON, CONVINCED 
THAT HIS DAUCHTER'S 
DEATH WAS NEEDLESS, 
WENT PUBLIC WITH HIS 
SORROW AND RACE 



necessary to sustain the pregnancy. 
The second drug, taken a few days 
later, is a prostaglandin called miso- 
prostol, which causes the uterus to 
contract and expel its contents. 
Medication abortion has been used in 
Europe for more than a decade and 
has been promoted as a safe and 
simple alternative to surgical abortion. 
(Tliis procedure is not to be confused 
with the emergency contraceptive 
known as '"the morning-after pill" or 
"Plan B," which prevents conception 
after unprotected sex but woi.'t affect 
a pregnancy Uiat already exists.) 

Tlie day Holl\- died, Patterson says 
he was told bv officials from Planned 



he told a reporter from the local 
East Bay Express that she'd imme- 
diately decided she wanted an 
abortion. On September 10, shortly 
after she turned 18, the couple went 
to a Planned Parenthood clinic. 
After receiving counseling and 
signing a release form, according to 
records of a court case that was later 
brought. Holly swallowed a mifepris- 
tone tablet at the clinic and was 
given four tablets of misoprostol 
with instructions to insert them 
vaginally at home the next day. She 
also got an instruction sheet, he said, 
telling her that she might experience 
cramps, and that a prescription 



painkiller could be used to relieve 
the pain. On September 13 she called 
the clinic hotline to complain of 
severe cramping. She was told to 
take the painkiller. On the 14th her 
father found her weeping on her 
bed. She told him she was just having 
a painful period. 

Later, court records show. Holly 
called the clinic's hotline again. She 
was told to go to an emergency room 
if the pain continued. It did, so she 
went to the ER. The doctor there 
whom she told about her abortion 
sent l^r home with yet more pain 
killers; The pain continued, and by 
the 1 6th she was weak, vomiting anc \ 
unable to walk. Just before dawi 
on the 17th, her boyfriend rushed 
her back to the ER, where she died 
that afternoon. 

Debbie, Holly's mother, who'd been 
estranged from Patterson, retreated 
into private grief Filled with rage as 
well as sorrow, Patterson, who works 
in the home and commercial buildins 
industry and has no degree m science 
or medicine, turned to the Internet tc 
educate himself about mifepristone. A 
simple seairh produced tens of thou 
sands of hits, for die drug was at th( 
center of the batde over abordon that'; 
raged in the United States since Roe i 
Wade legalized die procedure in 1 973 
It was developed in the 1980s by th( 
French pharmaceutical finii Roussel 
UCLAF, approved for use in thai 
countr)' in 1988, and by 2002 wa: 
widely available in Western Europe 
Pro-choice advocates fought for year: 
to bring it to America. It finally waj (i 
approved for importation, in 1994 
though Roussel-UCLAF, worriee 
about consumer boycotts led by pro 
life groups, declined to produce it fo; 
export. Instead, it donated U.S. paten 
rights to the Population Council, 
nonprofit international research orga 
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conduct clinical trials required by the 
FDA. Danco Laboratories, a private 
compaiiv, was Ibrnied to obtain FDA 
approval to market it in the United 
States. Clinical trials involving 2,121 
women ran through 1994 to 1995. 

On September" 28, 2()()(), Jane E. 
Henney, M.D., the FDA commis- 
sioner, announced that after "careful 
evaluation of the scientific evidence 
related to [mifepristones] safe and 
effective use," the agency had 
approved the drug for early preg- 
nancy termination. The approved 
regimen was identical to that being 
used in Europe: A woman would 
take three 200-milligram tablets of 
oral mifepristone on day one and 
two 2()()-microgram tablets of oral 
misoprostol on day three— both in 
the doctors office-then return for a 
checkup on day 14. Doctors who 
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diagnose patients for possible ectopic 
pregnancies, which can't be ter- 
minated with mifepristone and can 
cause internal organ rupture and 
hemorrhage if allowed to progress. 
And doctors had to be able to provide 
surgical intervention if a patient bled 
excessively or the medication abortion 
was incomplete, which happened in. 
2 lo .5 percent of cases. 

Pills and Politics 

By the time Patterson began his re- 
search, approximately 250, ()()() women 
in the United States had used mife- 
pristone to end pregnancies, though 
the majority of women having abor- 
tions still chose vacuum aspiration, 
which is faster and often less painful. 
(Mifepristone has l)een called the 
'"abortion pill," which makc,^ it sound 
like a quick fix. but the reality is that it 
can cause a week or more of serious 
cramping and bleeding, l Battle lines 




Clockwise from top: Holly and her father on her 18th birthday, 
about a week before she died; in 2001 as a softball outfielder; at age 2, 
with her brother, Cody, at preschool 



over the drug were drawn. To pro- 
choice advocates, medication abortion 
was appealing because it could be per- 
formed very early— in fact, it's recom- 
mended only up till seven weeks. 
(Some studies have found it to be 
effective for up to nine weeks.) But 
even more important, it was private: 
Women could abort at home, without 
the risk of being seen in public going 
to an abortion clinic-thereby escaping 
the picketing and threats of violence 
that had become so common. It also 
was a safety net in case smgical 
abortion became imavailable: Between 
1992 and 1996 the number of 
providers in America had declined b)' 
14 percent. 

What drew Patterson's attention to 
abortion opponents, who were against 
the drug on principle, was their \'iew 
that the drug was unsafe. In August 




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a Washington, D.C.-based groj 
whose stated goal is to "bring biblid 
principles into all levels of publ 
policy," the American Associadon j 
Pro-Life Obstetricians and G^iiec' 1/ 
ogists, and the Christian Medi< ttCi 
Association joined forces to file 
petition asking the FDA to st 
distribudon and markeungof mifepi ^ttj 
tone. Among their claims: that t 
FDA had rushed its approval of t | 
drug by placing it in an accelerat 
approval program meant only I 
medications that treated 1 
threatening illness and that it had 
been tested specifically on adolesce 
girls, though they would alm( 
certainly use it. Tlie coalition also sr 
that the drug regimen being used ^ 
U.S. clinics was not what the FI 
had approved. In order c;oNnNi 



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give patients a lower dose of 
fepristone, many providers were 
ving them insert the misoprostol 
•mselves at home, vaginally, rather 
in take it orally at the clinic. 
Some of these allegations were 
puted. Danco pointed out that 
jroval of mifepristone wasn't 
I mted for more than four years 
sr the application was initially 
emitted, hardly a rush. And 
joned Parendiood said that while 
was true the regimen had been 
inged, studies and clinical prac- 
; had shown this method not 
ly was safe but also preferable- 
.en orally, misoprostol nauseated 
Dt of women. 

But in April 2002, both Danco 
boratories and the FDA had 
jiowledged some real problems 

;h the drug. A small number of 
men had suffered mptured 
opic pregnancies after mifepris- 
le was used (inappropriately) for 

1 mination; one of them had died, 
addition, a young woman with a 
lily history of heart disease had 
fered a nonfatal heart attack, and 
) women had developed bacterial 
actions. One of those women, a 
year-old participating in ding 
Js in Canada, had died (Canadian 
ig trials were halted afterward), 
d it wasn't at all clear that that 
5 all. It's voluntary^ for physicians 
report a patient's bad drug 
ction to the FDA; moreover, 
en complications occur days 
:rward the connection isn't id- 
/s made. The FDA itself has 
mated that no more than 10 per- 
t of all adverse drug effects aie 
r reported. 

*atterson became more con- 
ced than ever that his daughter's 
th had been needless. On 
* j vember 6, 2003. he went public 
h his sorrow and rage, sending 
open letter to multiple main- 



stream news organizations mourn- 
ing the girl with "brilliant blue eyes, 
engaging smile . . . unwa\ering 
determination and sheer gentle 
beauty" and blaming mifepristone 
for what had happened to her. 

Patterson did not then— and has 
not still— taken a political position 
on abortion. "Fm not pro-life or 
pro-choice." he insists. "Fm only 
pro-Holly." Still, it wasn't surprising 
that as Holly's death became news- 
Patterson's letter was widely cir- 
culated on the Internet— he was con- 
tacted by antiabortion groups eager 
to publicize his story. To get his 
daughter s story out he accepted 
some of the in\'itations but was 
never allied with any special-interest 
group. He addressed 500 members 
of Concerned Women for America. 
WTien he heard that Representatives 
Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) and Roscoe 
Bartlett (R.-Md.) and Senator Sam 
Brownback (R.-Kan.) were intro- 
ducing legislation that would sus- 
pend the FDA's approval of 
mifepristone, he endorsed the effort, 
asking that the bill be known as 
"Holly's Law." He announced 
support for a California initiative 
requiring that parents be notified 
when minors sought abortions. 
(Although Holly had been legally 
an adult when she'd had her 
abortion, she d been 17 when she 
obtained her first pregnancy test, 
and Patterson believed that a notifi- 
cation law "would ha\c brought 
[her] activity to our attention.") 
Tlien he returned to his Internet 
research. In fact, he and his second 
wife. Helen, took turns taking leaves 
from their work to pursue research 
full-time. 

By early 2004 Paticrson thought 
he was on to something. One of the 
articles he read in a medical journal 
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young woman vvho"d died during 
mifepristone diug trials in Canada. "I 
said. 'This sounds just like what 
happened to HoU\I""" Patterson 
recalls. He began sending letters to 
the FDA and Department of Health 
and Human Services: Was what these 
suidics clauned true? Why weren't 
patients ^varned of possible com- 
plications from tlie pill? WTiy hadn't 
tlie ER doctors who'd treated Holl\' 
known more.^ "I said. "I want to know 
exacdy what kind of infection killed 
m\ daughter." " Patterson remembers. 
He even traveled to Wasliington, 
D.C.. to meet with FDA officials at 
one point. (AMien contacted. FDA 
spokeswoman Susan M. Cruzan would 



flooded her system with toxins. By 
October the strain of bacteria had 
been identified: Clostridium sordellii. 

It was a curious finding. Clostridium 
sordellii is an "anaerobic" bacterium, 
meaning it grows only in environments 
with litde or no oxygen. It's most 
commonly found in soil but for 
unknown reasons about 10 percent of 
women also harbor the bacteria in 
their intestinal and genital tracts. 
Normally it causes them no problems. 
But in just a handful of documented 
cases it has made its way to an internal 
organ, where it has flourished and 
produced toxins that have caused 
tissue death, affected die body's abUit}' 
to maintain blood pressure, sent 



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say onh- that the agcnc)' "does not 
discuss specific cases.") 

A preliminary report by an Alameda 
Counrv-, California, coroner inves- 
dgator had listed Holly's cause of 
deadi as septic shock due to endom)^o- 
metritis (infection of the lining of the 
uteiTis) brought on by a drug-induced 
aboruon. But perhaps because of Pat- 
terson's persistence— again, the agency 
won't coniment-thc FDA obtained 
samples of Holh 's tissues from the 
coroner and sent dicm to the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prc\ cntion. in 
Adanta. for ftn ther atiah sis. B\- April 
Patterson learned that Holly had died 
from a uterine infection dial had 



patients into shock and killed them 
with frightening speed. A Clostridium 
sordellii infection can also fail to cause 
one of the cardinal signs of trouble 
that every emergency room doctor 
looks for— a fever— and its symptoms, 
such as abdominal pain and nausea, 
are the same as diose to be expected 
after a medication aboruon. Some of 
the Chstridium sordellii infections diat 
had occuned in the past had followed 
pehic. abdominal or bone surgen.- 
and deep-skin infections. But \irtually 
all the fatal cases had resulted from 
infecdons of the utems or perineum 
foUowino- childbirdi. 



rare bacterium responsible for Holl\ ' 
death was the same one that had kiUeJ 
the Canadian woman in 2001. 

A Bittersweet Victory 

On November 15. 2004. die 
announced it was strensrtheninsr thi 
warning label for mifepristone u 
order to include ne^v information oi 
the risk of serious bacterial infecdons 
sepsis, bleeding and death and t 
advise physicians to watch parien 
carefully for signs of infectio: 
excessive bleeding and ectopic prei 
nancy^ (It did not adxise doctors t( ^^ 



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prescribe prevendve andbiotics. whicl 
earn.' their owti risk.) For Pattersoi 
the \'ictor\- was bittersweet. On th^ 
FDA's Web site, where the announce 
ment appeared, he read that th 
agency had received 676 reports o 
"adverse events" among the 350. 00( » 
women who'd so far used mife ^ 
pristone. Seventy-two had sufiferec 
blood loss severe enough to require 
transfusion: seven had had seriou: 
bacterial infections. And he wa: 
srumied to read of "another death . 
that was recendy reported to th< 
FDA." Anodier woman had died aftei 
Holly. After some detecti\e work. h< 
found her mother. 

Lynn Bn.'ant's daughter. Chanelle 
of Pasadena. California, had been 22 
a diird-year college suident with plan; 
to become a teacher, and Hke HoU) 
had been \'igorous and healdiy wher 
she became pregnant. Her fiance wa; \\\ 
in the Maiines. and on Januar)' 8 
2004. she chose to terminate theii 
unexpected pregnancy with mifepris 
tone and misoprostol. On the IStl ttc 
she went to a local emergency rooir 
widi bad cramps. She called hei 
mother to say diat she'd been admittec 
to the hospital but conveyed no sense 
of urgenc)-. She was still in pain th( 
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lunch hour. By noon ChancUe called 
to say the pain had become extreme, 
and b}- the time her modier a^^^■ed, 
after 1. she'd been moved to the 
critical care unit. "They told me that 
her \ital signs had dropped and diat 
she had an infection, but that they'd 
be on top of it shortly." Bn an.t recalls. 
Several hours passed and Chanelle's 
pain grew e\ en worse. "I could barely 
stand to see it." she says. "Tlien she 
gathered her bod}- in an inward 
posidon due to die pain and said. 
'Hue; me. Mommv." As I laid her 
back, her eyes opened wide. " Chanelle 
never regained consciousness. She 
was rushed to the operating room for 
explorator)- surgery and died there. 



And it recommended that doctors 
seeing these symptoms "consider 
immediately inidating treatment with 
antibiorics diat includes coverage of 
anaerobic bacteria such as Clostridium 
sordellii" Neither Holly nor Chanelle 
had been treated this way. because 
Clostridium sordellii infecdon was so rare 
no one had considered it. 

Then, as news stories focused on 
the most recent deaths, an earlier one 
came to light. On December 29. 2003. 
a week after she'd terminated a preg- 
nancy with mifepristone and misopro- 
stol, 22-year-old Hoa Thuy (Vivian) 
Tran, an Orange County, California, 
wife and mother of a 3-year-old, 
became ver)' ill in a Las Vegas hotel 



PATTERSON REGRETS 
NOT HAVING TALKED TO 
HOLLY ABOUT WHAT TO 
DO IN THE EVENT OF AN 
UNPLANNED PREGNANGY 



The FDA and CDC invesdgated 
her death. Tlie cause: infection with 
Clostridium sordellii. 

In die spring of 2004 Oriane 
Shevin. 34. a Sherman Oaks, Califor- 
nia, attonie)- who had two young 
children, reported!)' chose to end her 
pregnancy with a medication abordon. 
She died in a local emergency room 
several da\s later. On July 19 the 
FDA issued a public health ad\'isoi-\-. 
warning medical abortion pro\iders 
and ER personnel to suspect infection 
in padents who'd taken mifepristone 
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and died in a nearby emergenc)' room. 
An autopsy revealed evidence of some 
kind of infection and her family had 
hired a lawyer. Until now, however, 
they hadn't known of other fatalides 
associated with the drug. Tissue sam- 
ples from Tran's autopsy were sent to 
the CDC for analysis. By November 
2005. the FDA reported that these 
two women had also been infected 
with Clostridium sordellii 

An Ongoing 
Medical Mystery 

Five women dead of the same rare 
bacteria, four of them in California. 
What had happened? Different lots 



of mifepristone were tested for pos- 
sible contamination but none was 
found. And the women had lived 
in different cities and gone to differ- 
ent doctors and clinics. In the 
months after the FDA's announce- 
ment, no smoking gun materialized, 
only theories. One was that the 
infection was somehow- caused by the 
vaginal, rather than oral, use of 
misoprostol. On the other hand, 
medication abortions had been 
performed with vaginal misoprostol 
in Great Britain and Sw-eden. appar- 
entiy "without problems. 

Patterson, who by now had amassed 
what he believed to be "one of the 
largest collection of articles on mife- 
pristone in the world." had become 
utterly cominced that the problem 
was that the drug wreaked havoc on 
a woman's immune s)'stem, leaving 
her dangeroush' vuhierable to infec- 
tion. One of the research studies he 
found showed that drugs, including 
mifepristone, may exacerbate the 
severity or lethalirv" of bacterial 
infections b)' interrupting the brain's 
stress hormones that regulate die 
immune system. 

"We know that one of the things 
that makes sepsis infection occur is 
not only the infecting bacteria but the 
body's response to them," says James 
A. McGregor. M.D.. a professor of 
obstetrics and gynecologv- at the 
Keck School of Medicine of the 
University of Southern California, 
whose work Patterson cites. "You 
could make the observation that 
young, healthy people would have a 
more vigorous response to sepsis. But 
the drug blocks the response, dius 
making; die infection worse." In addi- 
don. says Dr. McGregor, mifepristone 
is long-lasting— it stays in the system 
a week. Plus it mav' be prolonged 
bv' codeine, the kind of ordinarv- pain- 
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medication abortion. (Holly Patterson 
took acetaminophen with codeine.) 

Yet this idea, too, was criticized 
as unproved. "To say that this drug, 
when used just one time at a 
relatively low dose, would result in 
infection based on immune system 
suppression isn't a persuasive argu- 
ment," says Philip Damey. M.D.. 
professor and chief of obstetrics. 
g\'necolog)' and reproductive sci- 
ences at the University of Cahfomia, 
San Francisco. And indeed, none of 
the women described in earlier 
medical literature as having died of 
Clostrulium sordellii infections became 
infected because their immune 
systems were disabled by mifepris- 
tone— none had taken it. 

In an editorial published in the 
December 1. 2005, issue of the pres- 
tigious Nav En^iul Joiinud of Medicine. 
Michael F. Greene, M.D., a professor 
of obstetrics, g\Tiecology and repro- 
ductive biolog)' at Harvaj-d Medical 
School, in Boston, observed there was 
still "no clear pathophysiologic Unk" 
between mifepristone and the deaths 
of Holly and the other women- 
though he did note tliat the risk of 
death from medication abortion w-as 
some 10 times greater than from sur- 
gical teiTnination. Soon thereafter the 
CDC, FDA and National Institute 
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
(NIAID) scheduled a public work- 
shop on disease caused by clostridial 
bacteria. Mifepristone deaths were 
not the sole focus. Intriguingly, in 
late 2001 a young man died of a 
Clostridium sordellii infection caused by 
contaminated cartilage he received 
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The Future of 
Abortion 

The political war o^"er abortion 
continues. Karen Loeb Lifford. 
medical director for the Planned 
Parenthood League of Massachu 
setts, remains a medication abortion 
advocate, saying "whenever 
patient dies after a treatment, it's a 
tragedy that can't be minimized." 
But. she adds, the organization stiU 



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believes medication abortion to be 
"extremely safe." and it remains an 
important alternative for women 
reluct^t or afraid to be seen 
patronizing traditional abortion 
facilities. Supporters also note that ai. 
statistically it's more dangerous to 
carr\' a pregnancy to term than to 
have any kind of abortion— and that 
each year five in 100,000 men die 
from Viagra-related drug reactions. 
On the other side, while "HoUy's 
Law" failed to pass in the last 
Congress, it was reintroduced in 
2005. again by Representative 
Roscoe Bardett and Jim DeMint, 
now a South Carolina senator. 

Monr\- Patterson remains passion- 
ate about his personal cause but 
politically disengaged. He regrets f': 
not having talked to Hollv about 
what to do in the event of an 
unplanned pregnancy but doesn't 
say how he might have counseled |( 
her. "Some people have taken this 
the wTong way— that I'm for taking 
away women's right to abortion, 
and some pro-life groups have been | 
judgmental, and one woman wTote 
to me saving I should have been a 
better father and HoUy shouldn't 
have gotten pregnant." he says. "I've 
kept to the middle of the road, which ii 
is a tough patii. I don't have a hidden jl; 
agenda. Above aU I want women 
and dieii- families to be infonned. 
I've got to tell vou: Watching Hollv 
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In his efforts to have the drug taken off the market, 
tterson has filed suits against Danco Laboratories, 
; Population Council, Planned Parenthood Golden 
ite, the doctor who treated Holly in the ER and the 
spital where she was treated, charging, among other 
: ngs, medical negligence, fraud and violation of 
I siness and professional codes. (The families of 
1 lanelle Bryant and Vivian Tran also have filed suit, 
! >arately, though they all have the same attorney. 
I bbie Patterson joined the suit, though with a 
; larate lawyer.) The lawsuit has been scheduled for 
i J in January 2007. 

VIeanwfiile, the deaths of Holly Patterson, Chanelle 
I /ant, Oriane Shevin, Vivian Tran and the Cana- 
i n woman whose name has never been released 
1 lain unexplained. They are tragedies that leave 
I lind enduring gnef and emotional wTeckage. Tliree 
: Idren are growing up without their mothers. Lynn 
I ^ant stiU weeps when she talks of her youngest 
: ighter's death and says she "misses her ever)' day. 

\\ as my baby." Debbie Patterson keeps a shrine of 
L lly's photos. "I do not know the words to tell you 
'I at tliis is like," she says. "A piece of your heart is 
; It and nothing, nothing, nothing can fill it." 
I I will always grieve Holly's death," says Monty 
l| terson. "I will never get over it." 

Editor's note: On March 17, 2006. the FDA 
mnounced that it had become aware of two 
nore women who had died after ha\4ng medica- 
ion abortions. One was later detennined to 
)C unrelated to an abortion or use of mifepristone: 
it press time the second was still under inves- 
igation. Vanessa Cullins. M.D.. \'icc president of 
iicdical affairs for Planned Parenthood, said that 
fkctive immediately, the group would ask 
)auents to use misoprostol orally rather than 
aginally. In May researchers from the CDC, 
N IH, FDA and other groups convened to discuss 
lie dangers of Clostridium smlellii. Tliey pouited 
lut that the bacterium is also implicated in die 
It aths of 10 women following cliildbirth or mis 
arriage unrelated to medication abortion and 
)ne who died from uifcction durino; mcnstiaialion. 
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• Choose the day of the week that best fits your schedule. Every 
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mitfi a full glass (6-8 02) of el gi" wate r only. 

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of the day, mriuding antacids, calcium, and other supplements and 
..itamins FOSAMAX PLUS 'S effective only if it is taken when youi 
stomach IS empty 

. Do not take FOSAMAX PLUS D at bedtime or before getting up for 
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• if you have chest pain, new or worsening heartburn, or have 
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and call your doctor 

Some patients may need more vitamin D than is in FOSAMAX PLUS D, 
Your doctor may recommend additional vitamin supplementation. 
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FOSAIvlAX PLUS D IS a prescription medicine that contains alendronate 
sodium and vitamin (cholecalcifetol) as the active ingredients 
FOSAMAX PLUS D provides a week's worth of vitamin (2800 lU). 
The Daily Value is 400 lU 
FOSAMAX PLUS D is used for 

• The treatment of osteoporosis (thinning ol Ijone) m women after 
menopause It reduces the chance of having a hip or spinal fracture 
(breaki 

• Treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis 
Improvement in bone density may be seen as early as 3 months after you 
Stan taking FOSAlylAX PLUS D For FOSAMAX PLUS D to continue to 
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• Have low levels of calcium in your olood 

• Have severe kidney disease 

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drink a tull glass of milk and contact your local poison control center or 
emergency room right away Do not try to vomit Do not lie down 

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• Do not eat. drmk. or take other medicines or supplements before 
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drink, or take other medicines or supplements. 

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bleed This may occur especially if patients do not drink a full glass ol 
water with FOSAMAX PLUS D or il they lie down in less than 30 minutes 
or before their first food of the day Esophagus reactions may get worse if 
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• Trouble or pain when swallowing 

Side effects in patients taking FOSAMAX PLUS D usually have been mild 
They generally tiave not caused patients to stop taking FOSAMAX PLUS D 
The most common side effect is abdominal (stomach area) pain Less 
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movements), gas, headache, a changed sense ol taste, and bone, 
muscle, or pint pain 

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postmenopausal women (women who had stopped having periods) 
Patients developed pain within one day to several months after starting 
the drug Most patients experienced reliel alter stopping the drug 
Patients who develop severe bone, loint, and/or muscle pain alter starting 
FOSAMAX PLUS D Should contact their physician Rarely, patients may 
also experience )cint swelling or swelling in their hands or legs. 
Transient flu-like symptoms (rarely with fever), typically at the start of 
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In rate cases, patients taking FOSAMAX PLUS D may gel itching or eye 
pain or a rash that may be made worse by sunlight Rarely, severe skin 
reactions may occur Patients may get allergic reactions, such as hives 
or in rare cases, swelling that can be of their face, lips, tongue, or throat, 
which may cause trouble in breathing or swallowing Patients may 
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What should I know about osteoporosis? 
fJormally your bones are being rebuilt all the time First, old bone is 
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balanced process keeps your skeleton healthy and strong. 
Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones It is common in 
women after menopause, and may also occur in men In osteoporosis, 
bone IS removed faster than if is fomied, so overall bone mass is lost and 
bones become weaker Therefore, keeping bone mass is important to 
keep your bones healthy in both men and women, osteoporosis may also 
be caused by certain medicines called corticosteroids 
At first, osteoporosis usually has no symptoms, but it can cause fractures 
(broken bones) Fractures usually cause pain Fractures ot the bones of 
the spine may not be painful, but over lime they can make you shorter 
Eventually, your spine can curve and your body can become bent over 
Fractures may happen dunng normal, everyday activity, such as lifting, 
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Fractures most often occur at the hip. spine, or wrist This can lead to 
pain severe disability, or loss of ability to move around iTob'iif.'i 
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• Women who ate going through or who are past menopause 

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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient required for calcium absorption 
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whicti makes vitamin D in our skin Winter sunlight in most of the ' 
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she is: Cindy Steinberg is in her 40s and lives in Lexing- 
Massachusetts, with her husband and 13-year-old daughter, 
jain profile: In 1995 Steinberg was a high-powered 
jtive who loved her job so nnuch she never took a sick 
-until a filing cabinet fell on her back at work, tearing the 
lents in her spine. The tissues in her back mended within 
' months of her injury, but for some reason the pain never 
Ded. "It seemed to take on a life of its own long after the 
lal injury healed, and it become engraved in my nervous 
m," Steinberg says. At work she increasingly had trouble 
9 upright for more than an hour because of the searing 
;le spasms in her back. Yet MRI tests couldn't find 
ling wrong. 

't she tried: Steinberg took prescription-strength 
s of anti-inflammatory medications, got nerve-block 
:ions and went to physical therapy. But her agony just 
ated, forcing her to quit her job five years ago. "I don't 
my pain was adequately treated." she says. "I was 

.<ed at how little knowledge about pain management 
was among doctors." 

she finally found relief: Steinberg discovered a 
management specialist who devised a regimen that 
s for her. Until December 2004 she took narcotic 
illers during the day. Now she just takes a muscle 
ant in the evenings. Four times a week she spends 45 
tes in the local pool working with a physical therapist. 

M/alks regularly and avoids sitting upright for longer than 
inutes. "My spine is still really unstable and it's difficult 

18 to hold my back up," she says. "But I'm no longer in 

; ant, excruciating pain." 

ppiece of advice: "You must learn about your body," 
Steinberg, who now takes frequent lying-down breaks 
working as a volunteer advocate for patients in chronic 
"It took me years to understand what works best for me 
tOt be embarrassed about making accommodations." 




'.e from heavy-duty painkillers much ol 
day. She tossed and turned at nigiit; she 
In't have the energy to parent her two 
Idren, now 16 and 14 ; her hushand look 
;r the chores; and she spent most days 
led up on the couch with an ice pack, 
he pain sucked my life away," she says. "I 
like I was circling the drain." 
VIore than 50 million Americans sulTcr 
m chronic or recurrent pain, h's the 
ion's leading cause of disability and costs 
ployers more than $()() billion a year in 
iductivity. It can rob a person of his or 
ability to work, sleep soiuidly, have 
slying personal relationships or enjoy 
simplest of pleasures. Yet only one in 
1 sufferers will receive proper treatment. 



according to the American Pain Foundation. 

"Pain remains one of the most undei treated 
ailments in society and very often pain com- 
|)lainls are swept imder the rug," says Mark 
Allen Young, M.D., a physical medicine and 
rehabilitation specialist in Baltimore, author 
of Women ami Pain and former editor-in-chiel of 
the Jotinial of Ptmtital Pain Management. Tliat's 
because both doctors and patients tend to 
dismiss pain as the natural result of an injury 
or illness, which will end when they recover. 

But keeping a stiff upper lip can be disas- 
trous: Recent studies show that pain that 
lingers untreated for more than three months 
can actually change the iiard wiring in the 
brain, triggering permanent changes in the way 
the body responds to pain signals. This both 
intensifies the experience of pain and risks making the condition 
chronic. "If pain is not nipped in the bud with aggressi\ e treat- 
ment, it becomes much more diOicult to treat," Dr. Young sa\ s. 

Kortimately, a growing number of doctors recognize that pain 
is a debilitating medical condition in itself and sometimes must be 
treated separately from what triggered it. What's more, some 
insurance companies may cover the costs of pain-management 
jMograms. And in California, to get their license renewed physi- 
cians need to take a course in [xiin management, which enhances 
their ability to keep acute pain from becoming chronic. 

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specialist or clinic. If vom doctor doesn't know one, look for a 
pain-treatment center at local iiospitals or medical centers (see 
"Pain-Relief Resomces ' on ]Kige 1 13 for a list of Web sites). 
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1, 44, is married with one son and lives in Rio, 



Who she is: mi 

Wisconsin. 

Her pain profile: While in the military, Larsen dislocated her elbow durin 
a training exercise in 1985. The elbow was reset at the base hospital, wh< 
she spent a week recuperating, but she still lived with a numbness and 
tingling that radiated from her elbow to her fingers. After leaving the 
service she became a human resources manager and worked on a com 
all day long, which exacerbated her condition. By 1995 the pain "was lik' 
mad dog that just gnawed at me all day long," recalls Larsen, who was 
popping ibuprofen like breath mints. Her doctor referred her to an orth 
dist, who discovered the elbow had become severely arthritic and the 
protective coating surrounding the nerves had worn off. Because she w^ 
stressed out she began gaining weight, which made the pain worse 
What she tried: Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs gave her 
potent narcotics and anti-inflammatory medications but told her there 
wasn't much else they could do. Desperate, she had a nerve stimulator 
implanted, but it didn't work correctly, making the problem worse. 
How she finally found relief: After years of enduring agonizing pain, Lar| 
burst into tears in her neurologist's office in June 2003 and confessed t 
feeling suicidal. The doctor referred Larsen to a psychiatrist, who diagn 
her with severe depression brought on by the chronic pain. Antidepress 
calmed her anxieties, while a combination of the painkiller morphine an 
Neurontin, an antiseizure medication, helped deaden the nerve pain. Lar 
also discovered the American Chronic Pain Association. She joined one - 
its online support groups and bought a guided imagery CD from the 
organization. 

"I was willing to try anything and I was amazed it worked," says Larse 
who listens to the CD four times a night to help her fall asleep. While it 
doesn't dampen the pain, it diverts her attention and takes enough of th 
edge off so that she can rest. If her pain shoots up during the day she al 
turns to the trusty CD. As a dividend, she dropped 50 pounds in the pas 
year and a half without dieting because she is no longer so stressed. 
Best piece of advice: "Instead of pushing it away, accept that the 
pain will always be there," says Larsen. "Then you'll be able to find ways 
of dealing with it." 



vanquish acute, recurrent or chronic 
pain, doctor.s now have a broad 
array of options that blend ahcrna- 
tivc therapies with traditional medi- 
cine. "We can't cure chronic pain," 
says Anthony H. Guarino. M.D.. a 
])ain-managemcnt specialist at the 
Washington University School of 
Medicine, in St. Louis, "but we can 
manage it and greatly improve a 
patient's quality of life." 

Janine Willis has benefited from 
the new focus on ]xiin management, 
hi March '20{)[y doctors at the Stan- 
ford University Pain Management 
C^enter. in Stanh)rd. California, 



implanted a nerve stimulator in h 
spine to block the transmission 
pain signals. "Now my pain is tole 
able," she says. "Fm thankful ever 
day that my husband and kids didn 
give up on me. I can now enjoy the 
soccer games, make sure everyon 
has clean laundry and do all thos 
little things you take for granted t 
be sine \ oin' family is comfortable.* 

CAN BECOME 
ERMANENT 

Once the wiring of the nervous syi 
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says Janics N. Dillard, M.D., a rehabilitation-medicine specialist 
in New York C"-ity and author of T/ie Chronic Pain Solution. A few 
become so h\ pcrsensiti\e that even the slightest touch or vibra- 
tion can be excruciating. "Fifteen years ago people who had these 
complaints were sent to psychiatrists," says Dr. Dillard. "But now 
we know that the nervous system is very adaptable, and that the 
pain pathways can ramp up and amplily the signals." 



WOMEN, MEN AND PAIN 

"Women suffer more from pain-rclated conditions, yet their pain 
complaints receive less attention compared to those of men," says 
Carmen R. Green, M.D , a pain-medicine physician at the University of 
Michigan, Ann Arbor. "Unfortunately, some physicians stereotype wom- 
en as complainers. As a result, women are suffering needlessly " 

Compared with men, women have lower pain thresholds— the mini- 
mum amount of pain needed to make them say "ouch"— and a lower pain 
tolerance, which is the maximum intensity or duration of pain one can 
endure. Women report being in pain more often, their pain tends to be 
more severe and persistent, and they suffer more frequently from chronic 
pain disorders, such as migraine headaches, arthritis, TMJ (temporoman- 
dibular joint pain in their jaws), carpal tunnel syndrome, irritable bowel 
syndrome, urinary tract infections, joint pain and fibromyalgia (a muscle- 
ache disorder) The question is why. Here's the latest thinking: 

* Hormonal differences. "Estrogen and progesterone can alter pain 
signals," says Baltimore pain specialist Mark Allen Young, M.D. "Where 
a woman is in her menstrual cycle can profoundly alter her pain thresh- 
old and tolerance " Three times as many women as men are crippled by 
migraine headaches, for example, and these may worsen during preg- 
nancy and at menopause. Women also suffer from the painful bone- 
thinning disorder osteoporosis at a much younger age, and in far 
greater numbers, than men do 

• The body-bi-ain connection. Imaging studies reveal that chronic pain 
affects the brain regions that regulate emotions. A 2006 Stanford 
University study even suggests that the more fearful and anxious we 
are, the greater our sensitivity to pain. "Our perception of pain is di- 
rectly linked to individual differences in fear and anxiety," says Stan- 
ford's Dr Sean Mackey. Women may feel pain more keenly because it's 
more culturally acceptable for women to express these emotions. 

Experts now believe the experience of pain is strongly influenced by a 
complex interplay of several factors the actual physical stimulus (wheth- 
er It's getting a root canal or stubbing a toe), the past history of pain (the 
brain's so-called pain memories of old injuries) and our appraisal of the 
current situation. In other words, if we're insecure or in jeopardy, pain can 
seem more intense than it would if we felt safe. 

Because women have evolved to be hyper-vigilant about dangers in 
their environment, their antennae are more finely tuned, which can 
amplify their perception of i^am "If you think of pain as the central ner- 
vous system's response to threats, women have been given permission 
to identify more potential harm in a lot more situations because they're 
looking for it, " says Karen J Berkley, Ph.D.. professor of neuroscience at 
Florida State University, in Tallahassee 



Eveiy person has a unique susceptibil 
to pain. Some people caii be seriously hi 
yet recover quickly, while others are ini 
pacitatcd by a relatively minor mishc 
"People may be genetically predisposed, o 
past histoiy of injuries may make them mc 
susceptible," says Linda LeResche. Sc.D., 
epidemiologist aiid professor in the depa 
ment of oral medicine at the University 
Washington, in Seattle. 

Unrelenting pain can erode health a 
age people prematurely. The release 
stress hormones in reaction to pain we; 
ens the iqimune system, which comp: 
miscs oup- ability to fight disease. A year 
more of chronic pain can cause brain shrii 
age that's 5 to 1 1 percent beyond wh 
normal asrin"' woidd take awav, accordi: 
to a 2004 Northwestern University stu 
Researclicrs suspect that the cumulati 
stress of coping with pain wears out brz 
nerve cells. "The long-term damage c 
trigger a self-perpetuating cycle of pa 
making the condition more intractabh 
says A. Vania Apkarian, Ph.D., a pa 
specialist at the Northwestern Universi 
Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago 

Chronic pain also spawns an escaladi 
cascade of psychological and emotion 
problems. Pain sufferers can't sleep, whi 
makes them irritable, anxious and d 
pressed. One-third report they can't fun 
tion normally and sometimes feel so b: 
thev want to die. 



Breaking the \ icious cycle ol pain can 1 
challenging. "By the time patients a 
referred to our clinic, many of them ha' 
been in pain for five years or more," sa; 
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physician at the University of Michiga 
Ann Arbor. Once experts determine tl 
soiucc of trouble, they tailor a treatmei 
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Tell your doctor about the following: 

• II you are using your last acting inhaler more often or using more doses than you normally do (e.g.. 4 or more 
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• If your peak flow meter results decrease Your doctor will tell you the numbers that are right for you 

• If you have asthma and your symptoms do not improve after using ADVAIR regularly for 1 week 

• If you have been on an oral steroid, like prednisone, and are now using AOVAIR You should be very careful 
as you may be less able to heal after surgery, infection, or serious injury If takes a number of months for the 
body to recover its ability to make its own steroid hormones alter use ol oral steroids Switching Irom an oral 
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conjunctivitis, eczema, artliritis. and eosinophilic conditions Symptoms ol an eosinophilic condition can 
include lash, worsening breathing problems, heart complications, and/or feeling of "pins and needles" or 
numbness in the arrrrs and legs Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms 

• Sometimes patients experience unexpected hronchospasni right alter taking ADVAIR This condition can be life 
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• II you have any type of heart disease such as coronary artery disease, irregular heart beat or high blood 
pressure, ADVAIR should be used with caution. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your condition because 
salmeterol, one of the components of AOVAIR, may affect the heart by increasing heart rate and blood 
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• If you have seizures, overactive thyroid gland, liver problems, or are sensitive to certain medications lor breathing 

• II your breathing problems get worse over time or it your last-acting inhaler does not work as well for you 
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• If you have been exposed to or currently have chickenpox or measles or If you have an immune system 
problem Patients using medications that weaken the immune system are more likely to get infections than 
healthy individuals ADVAIR contains a corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate) which may weaken the immune 
system Infections like chickenpox and measles, for example, can be very serious or even fatal in susceptible 
patients using corticosteroids 

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ADVAIR should be used 1 inhalation, twice a day (morning and evening) ADVAIR should never be taken more 
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ari)usf yni;f medicines as needed 

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In clinical studies, there were no differences in effects on the heart when AOVAIR was taken with 
amounts ol albuterol The effect of using ADVAIR in patients with asthma while taking more than 9 puffs 
of albuterol has not been studied. 

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agonists and may also cause severe bronchospasm. However, in some cases, for instance, following a 
attack, selective beta-blockers may still be used if there is no acceptable alternative 

The EGG changes and/or low blood potassium that may occur with some diuretics may be made worse by A 
especially at higher-than-recommended doses. Caution should be used when these drugs are used togethi 

In clinical studies, there was no difference in side effects when ADVAIR was taken with methylxanthines l!!OllS 
theophylline) or with FLONASE' ; jjyi 

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Osteoporosis: Long-term use ol inhaled corticosteroids may result in bone loss (osteoporosis) Patiently;, tryi 
are at risk for increased bone loss (tobacco use, advanced age. Inactive lifestyle, poor nutrition, family f 
of osteoporosis, or long-term use of drugs such as corticosteroids) may have a greater risk with ADVAIR 
have risk lactors lor bone loss, you should talk to your doctor about ways to reduce your risk and wheth 
should have your bone density evaluated 

Glaucoma and cataracts: Glaucoma. increaseUjpressure in the eyes, and cataracts have been reportel 
the use of inhaled steroids, including fluticasrjne propionate, a medicine contained in ADVAiR Regulf 
examinations should be considered il you are taking ADVAIR 

Lower respiratory tract infection: Lower respiratory tract inlections, including pneumonia, have been re| 

with the use ol Inhaled corticosteroids, including ADVAIR 

Blood sugar Salmeterol may affect blood sugar and/or cause low blood potassium in some patients, 
could lead to a side effect like an irregular heart rate Significant changes in blood sugar and blood pot; 
were seen infreguently in clinical studies with ADVAIR 

Growth: Inhaled steroids may cause a reduction in growth velocity in children and adolescents 

Steroids: Taking steroids can affect your body's ability to make its own steroid hormones, which are n 
during infections and times of severe stress to your body, such as an operation These effects can somt 
be seen with inhaled steroids (but it is more common with oral steroids), especially when taken at higher 
recommended doses over a long period of time In some cases, these effects may be severe. Inhaled st 
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Yeast infections: Patients taking ADVAIR may develop yeast inlections ol the mouth and/or throat ("th 
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Talk to your doctor about the benelits and risks of using ADVAIR during pregnancy, labor, or if you are nu Wss' 
There have been no studies of ADVAIR used dunng pregnancy, labor, or in nursing women Salmeterol is 
to interfere with labor contractions It is not known whether ADVAIR is excreted in breast milk, but 
corticosteroids have been detected in human breast milk Fluticasone propionate, like other corticosteroid 
been associated with birth delects in animals (e g . clett palate and letal death) Salmeterol showed no 
on lertility in rats at 180 times the maximum recommended daily dose. 



What other important tests were conducted with ADVAIR? 

There is no evidence ol enhanced toxicity with ADVAIR compared with the components administered sepalj^i 
In animal studies with doses much higher than those used in humans, salmeterol was associated with u (j^,. 
tumors Your healthcare professional can tell you more about how drugs are tested on animals and viih 
results of these tests may mean to your safety. 



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individualized combination of painkilling 
drugs and other techniques. Then they create 
a comprehensive pain-management plan that 
mi.xes traditional and complementary thera- 
pies to help people resume a normal life. 
STEP ONE: Lower the pain level. Before 
someone can get started on long-term strate- 
gies, his or her pain has to be at least manage- 
able. Physicians will start by reviewing a 
patient's cm rent ways of seeking relief. They 
may try upping the dosage of medications 
such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Specific 
problems can call up a wide range of other 
drugs: antiseizure medications to ease pain 
triggered by nerve damage (from shingles or 
ncinopathy (rom diabetes) or steroid injec- 
tions for arthritis or back pain to reduce 
swelling, which cases pressure on nerves. 
Antidepressants, such as Prozac, or sleeping 
pills can hcl|) people in jjain get a restorative 
night's sleep so they start to feel better during 
the day. For tension headaches and migraines 
doctors may use the wrinkle-eraser Botox, an injectable toxin that 
paralyzes cramped muscles. 

For pe()])lc in constant, severe pain, specialists turn to opiates, 
diough many physicians are reluct;uit to prescribe these medications 
because thev can be addictive and leave users nauseated and snos- 
gy. But they can soothe pain that milder drugs don't help. Doctors 
may tiy moiphinc, oxycodone or the longer-acting methadone, bet- 
ter known lor weaning addicts off heroin. Skin patches contidning 
fentanyl, another opiate, can also provide round-die-clock relief. 
STEP TWO: Establi-sh a long-term treatment plan. Once a 
person's pain has been stabilized, physicians experiment with an 
array ol ireatments. depending on the condition's root cause. If 
tiiey can, they wean patients off opiates, substituting less-powerful 
medications if still needed. Their arsenal includes a range of 
mainsircain and mind-body strategies. 
Mainstream Therapies 

In addition to continuing .some form of prescription dmgs, patients 
mav get some combination of the foUowins;: 

• Injections and nerve blocks. Local anesthetics, such as pro- 
caine, sometimes in combination with cortisone-like medicines, 
can be injected aiound nerve roots and into muscles or joints. 



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Who she is: Mary Vargas, a 33-year-old attorney, is rnarrie< 
with two kids and lives in Emmitsburg, Maryland. 
Her pain profile: A severe whiplash injury after a car accid 
in the summer of 1996 left her in agonizing pain. Her neck 
and shoulders became so weakened that she couldn't turn 
head because the pain would make her vomit. 
What she tried: Her internist prescribed pain pills and 
recommended waiting it out because the injury would hea 
within SIX months. By January 1997 Vargas realized she wal 
getting worse, not better, and started seeing her third phy: 
therapist. One pain specialist gave her "trigger point" inje 
tions of Marcaine in her muscles; a second checked for 
damage to her facet joints, the bones behind the disks in 
spine. She also tried biofeedback, transcutaneous electrics 
nerve stimulation (which delivers electrical impulses via pe 
placed on the skin), and prolotherapy (injecting irritants in 
the area to develop protective tissue). Nothing helped. "I 
couldn't sleep, I was depressed and my pain was off the 
charts," says Vargas. 

How she finally found relief: In December 1999 doctors 
surgically implanted a spinal-cord stimulator, a battery- 
operated device that uses electrical current to block the tr 
mission of pain signals from the brain to the body. Within 
a few months Vargas was able to stop taking most of her p 
medications and now uses just a fentanyl patch for contini 
relief. "This has given me my life back," says Vargas, "and n 
days my pain is about a one or a two." 
Best piece of advice: "I thought you went to a doctor and 
she'd fix It for you," says Vargas. "But now I realize you hav 
to be your own advocate." 



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These shots can case swelling, irritatio 
muscle spasms and the abnormal ner 
activity that can make people miserable. 

• Electrical stimulation. Transcutaneo 
electrical nerve stimulation uses a sm 
battery-operated device that alleviates p; 
by externalK' stimulating nei've fibers dirou 
the skin. For more debilitating and intr 
table jiain, doctors may surgically impla 
brain stimulators inside the spinal cord th| 
deliver timed electrical impulses to interfej 
with the transmission of pain signals. 

• Physical therapy. Al\ too often pain s 
ierers become sedentary because they' 
afraid of injuring themselves fm ther. 
contributes to weight gain and an over; 
physical deterioration that just exacerbati 
their pain. In fact, exercise may be as ben] 
ficial as heavy-duty medications at easir 
s\ mptoms because it is energizing and mz 
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What is HUMIRA? 

lUiMIKA IS .1 nkvluinc llial is usetl in people willi nioileiale lo se\ere iheiiiualoKl 
aitliiilis (KA) Ol Willi psonalic ailhnlis (I'sA), RA is an inllanimalory disease ol llie 
loinis, I'sA IS an inriammatory disease ol' Ihe loiiils and skin. People wilh RA or PsA 
iiKiv he i:i\en olher medicines lor llieii disease heloie ihey are yixen Hl'MlRA. 

How does HUMIRA work? 

IIUMIRA IS a medicine called a INI' hlnrkcr. thai is a type ol prolein lhal blocks Ihe 
aclion ol a siihsiance your body makes called TNF-alpha. TNF-alpha (lumor necrosis 
lacloi alpha) is made by your body's immune system. People wilh RA or PsA have loo 
much ol It in their bodies. The extra TNF-alpha in your body can attack normal healthy 
body tissues ami cause inllammation especially in Ihe tissues in your bones, cartilage, 
and joints. HUMIRA helps reduce tiie signs and symplonis ol RA Isuch as pain and 
swollen loinls), may help prevent lurlher damage to your bones and joints, and may help 
improve your ability to pertorm daily activities. In addition. HUMIRA helps reduce the 
signs and symptoms ol PsA Isuch as pain and swollen joints). 

HUMIRA can block the damage lhal too much TNF-alpha can cause, and it can also 
louer your body's ability to light inteclions. Taking HUMIRA can make you more 
prone to gelling infections or make any inlcction you have worse 

Who should not take HUMIRA? 

'I'ou should not lake HLiMIRA il you ha\e an allergy lo HUMIRA or to any ol its 
ingredients (inchuling sodium phosphate, sodium cilratc. citric acid, maniiitol. and 
polysorhate SO). The needle cover on the predlllcd syringe contains dry natural rubber. 
Tell your doctor il you have any allergies to rubber or latev. 

What information should I share with my doctor before I start taking HUMIRA? 

IVII your diH'lor il' yoii hii\e or iyjw had any iit (he rdllowiii;;: 

• Any kind ol inlection including an inleclion that is in only one place in your body 
Isuch as an open cut or sore), or an inlection lhal is in your whole body (such as 
the llu). Having an infection couUl put you al risk for seri(<us side eflecis liom 
HLIMIRA. If you are unsure, please ask your doctor 

• A history of infections that keep coming hack or olher coiulilions ihal might 
increase your risk of infections 

• If you ha\e ever had Inberciilosis ( TB). or il you have been in close contact w ilh 
someone who has had tuberculosis. If you develop any of Ihe symptoms ol 
tuberculosis (a ilry cough that doesn't go away, weight loss, lever, night sweats) 
call your doctor right away Your doctor will neeil lo evamme you lor TB and 
perform a skin test. 

• If you experience any numbness or tingling or have ever had .1 disease thai allecis 
your nervous syslem like nuilliple sclerosis. 

• If you are scheduled lo ha\e major surgery. 

• If you are scheiiuled lo be vaccinated lor anylhing. 

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What important information do I need to know about side effects with HUMIRA? 

\n\ ineilicine cm h,i\e side ellecis I. ike all nieihciiies lhal aflecl your immune syslem. 
HLIMIRA can cause serious side ellecis The possible serious side effects include: 

Serious infec tions: There have been rare cases where patients taking IIUMIRA or other 
TNT'-blockiiig agents have ileveloped serii>us inlections. including tuberculosis ( TB) 
ami inlections caused by bacteria or fungi. .Some patients have died when the bacteria 
that cause infections have spreati throughout their body (sepsis). 

Nervous system diseases: There have been rare cases of disorders that aflecl Ihe nervous 
syslem of people laking HUMIRA 01 olher TNI- blockers. Signs lhal you could be 
experiencing a problem allectmg your nervous system include: numbness or tingling, 
problems wiih your vision, weakness m your legs and di/ziness. 

Malignancies : llieie have been very rare cases ol cerl.nn kinds ol cancer in patients 
taking HUMIRA 01 other TNT blockers. People willi moie serious RA lhal have had Ihe 
disease for a long lime may have a highei lluin average risk of gelling a kind of cancer 
that affects the lymph svsu-m. called lvmp,.inia. II you Uike HUMIR.'X or oilier TNF 
blockers, your risk m.iy iiK lease. 

Lupu s -like syniploms : Some patients have developed lupus-like syniptoms that got 
better after then treatment was sioppeil. II you have chesi pams lhal do not go away, 
shortness of breath, joint pain or a lasb on voui cheeks or arms that is sensitive lo Ihe 
sun. call your doclor right avvav '^'oiu docloi may decide lo stop your treatment. 

Blood Prohleins : In some patients the boily may l.iil lo produce enough of the blood 
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right away. Your doctor may decide to stop irealmeni. 



Heart Problems: You should lell your doctor it you have ever been treat 
lailure. If you have, your doctor may choose not to start you on HUMIRA. - 
to monitor you more c losely. If you develop new or worsening problems li hi 
of breath or swelling of your ankles or feet, you should call your doclor rig 

Allciaic reactions: In rare cases, patients laking HUMIRA have had sc\ 
reactions leading 10 difficulty breathing and low blood pressure, or sho 
reactions can happen after your first dose or may not happen until after yoi 
HUMIRA many times. If you develop a severe rash, swollen face or difficul ri 
while taking HUMIRA. call your doclor right away or seek emer 
immedialely 

What are the other more common side effects with HUMIRA? 

Many patients experience a reaction where the injection was given. These \ 
usually mild and include redness, rash, swelling, itching or bruising. Usua: 
will go away within a few days. If the skin around the area where you injecte 
still hurts or is swollen, try using a towel soaked with cold water on the injei 1 
you have pain, redness or swelling around the injection site that doesn't go ; 
a few days or gets worse, call your doctor right away. Other side effect: 
respiratory infections (sinus infections), headache and nausea. 

Can I take HUMIRA if I am pregnant or breast-feeding? 

IIUMIR.A has not been studied in pregnant women or nursing mothers, 
know what the effects are on pregnant women or nursing babies. You shoul 
health-care provider if you are pregnant, become pregnant or are Ihinl 
becoming pregnant. If you take this medication while you are pregnantJ 
become pregnant while taking HUMIRA you are encouraged to partitf 
pregnancy registry to gather additional information about Ihe use of HUMI| 
pregnancy by calling 1 -877-.^ 1 1-8472. 

Can I take HUMIRA if I am taking other medicines for my RA, PsA or other c 

Yes. you can take other medicines provided your docuir has prescribed Ihein. 
you 11 is ok to take them vvhile'^ou are taking HL'MIRA. It is important 
your doctor about any other me^cines you are taking for other conditions ( foj 
high blood pressure medicine! before you start taking HUMIRA. 

You should also tell your doclor about any over-the-counter drugs, herbal mec 
vitamin and mineral supplements you are taking 

You should not take HUMIR.A with olher TNF blockers. If you have que • 
your doctor 

How do I take HUMIRA? 

You take HUMIR.X by giving yourself an injection under the skin once e 
week, or more liec|ueiilly (every week) if your doctor tells you to. If you ac tfjli 
lake more HUMIRA than you were told to take, you should call your doclor. I 
you have been shown how to inject HUMIRA before you do it yourself. Yoi 
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you've probably 
heard about... 

Idebeno 

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' e seen it on the news... you've read about it in magazines... 

opie who have used it not only love it but are buying it again and again and again... racking 
p huge repeat sales at the cosmetic counters of high-end department stores (and that's at a 
/hopping $109 for a 3.4 ounce tube). The cosmetic industry hasn't been this excited about the 
( a new wrinkle cream since the introduction of that "Better Than Botox"*?" "stretch mark cream 
nti-wrinkle phenomenon'"" StriVectin-SD* So what in the world is all the excitement atx)ut? 



ew "wonder" potion is caikd 

pronounced e-deb-in-all), from prestige skin 
;ioper Sovage™ Derinatoiogic Laboratories'." 
e cosmetic "insiders" betting tiiat idebenol will 
lake you look years younger but will breathe 
to a maturing (some would say "stagnant") 
idustry? Well, it's surely not idebenol's less- 
acular (some would say rather plain) pale green 
packaging. Nor is it the fact that Idebenol touts 
Facial Anti-Oxidant." Let's be real; anti oxidants 
; new. So why is everyone so excited? 

:ason everybody is so 

; i about Idebenol is thai it can virtually reverse 
)f time. I know, "reverse the hands of lime" 
ee bit trite, but here's one juicy little fact that 
1 off your butt and running to your favorite 
)unler: In a clinical trial conducted on women 
■rage age of 67, these "mature" women 
beir Skin Renewal Rate, or "SR ," so 
y that it matched the skin renewal rate of 
:heir late 20s (29-year-olds to be exact). Thai's 
:ar-old skin with a renewal rale of a 29-year- 
ng! 

it IS 3 Skin Renewal Rale, you ask? 
m explained to me, Skin Renewal Rates reflect 
t which new skin cells replace old skin cells. . . 
irds, it's a standardized measure scientists use 

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to determine the skin's "aging" parameters... and one 
reason a 29-year-old always looks younger than a (i7- 
year-old. Not quite there yet? 

It turns out that idebenoi 

does more than just make you look 
younger. Idebenol is a highly selective 
"free radical killer." Bui what in the 
world are "free radicals," and how 
does "killing" them help your skin 
look younger, lighter, and firmer? 

For an answer, we turned 
to Dr. B. (irant Bishop, M.Il, 
noted dermatologist and 
Clinical Professor 
of Dermatology at the 
University of Utah. 
Dr. Bishop told us, 
"Free radicals are 
highly reactive 
molecules that can 
severely damage 
skin cells," 
explaining, 
"For more than 
three decides, 
researchers have 
known that free radicals 
accelerate the skin's aging process. In 
scientilk terms, free radicals initiate a dctructive 
cascade of events that cause the deiiaturalion ol structural 
cellular protein, a loss of enzyme tunction, the depletion 
of natural cellular protectants, a shift in cell membrane 
lipid oxidation, and ultimately weaken the skin's immune 




protective system... damaging DNA and predictably 
resulting in 'mutational events'... like thinning skin, loss of 
elasticit) , age spots and, of course, wrinkles. . . the classic 
igns oi premature aging." 

! don't know about you, but any 

skin cream that can make 67-year-old skin renew itself with 
■'u ■fticiency of a 29-year-old... and "kill" free radicals 
Ail. never t|,ey are) at the same time... sounds pretty 
.iniazing to me. 

Flowever, Dr. Bishop cautions, "Although the data Irom 
preliminary research and, concededly, the remarkable 
anecdotal reports from people who've used Idebenol suggest 
that this compound is highly effective, many more clinical 
trials must be conducted before a consensus regarding 
this novel skin cream emerges in the established medical 
community." |As a side note: Even though Dr. Bishop tells 
us to wait lor a "medical consensus," after our interview, he 
asked for a free tube of Idebenol for his own personal use. . . 
what does that tell ya?| Nevertheless, if you're like most of us, 
and don't give a tlying fig aliout a "medical consensus," but 
just want to hear "all the facts'!., try these tacts on for size: 

FACT: A ,^2"/ip reduction in the appearance of fine Imes, 
wrinkles and crow's feet alter one month, increasing to a 
57% reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles 
and crow's feet in just ^ months 

FACT: A 34% improvement in the overall appearance of the 
skin after one month, increasing to a 45% improvement in 
lusl 3 months 

FACT: A 33"'(i reduction in the appearance of wrinkle depth 
after one month, increasing to a 55% reduction in the 
appearance of wrinkle depth in iust 3 months 

FACT: A 4()'Mi rise in skin hydration after one month, 
increasing to more than 50% in just 3 monlhs 

FACT; A 32% Increase in the appearance of skin firming and 
elasticity in only 14 days 

In today S world, however, it takes more than 
science alone to turn an inciediblv innovative new product 
into an international "phenomenon" like Stri\'ectiii. It lakes 
"hu/y" (what we used to call word-of-mouth)... the fact that 
celebrities" use it... the ultra-chic swear by it... and 
beauU editors write about it. So why are 
"insiders" so sure thai Idebenol 
is destined to become ihe anti- 
wrinkle phenomenon of this or 
any decade? "Because Idebenol 
IS not only the most advanced 
wrinkle cream to bit the market m 
vears," says Heather Brown. I'ublic 
Relations Director of Sovage 
Dermalologic Laboratories, 'but people 
use ii, love the way it makes them look, 
and tell their friends. It's gotten to the 
poini that just having a tube of Idebenol 
(because of its cost and limited availabilitv) 
has become sort of a 'status symbol'. . . in 
other words, Idebenol has buzz... loK and 
lots and lots of buzz." 

So will Idebenol overtake SiriW'ctin 

as the world's #1 selling prestige wrinkle cream? 
Only lime will tell... however, ihe"oddsmakers" 
are betting on Idebenol! 

See you at the cosmetic counter. , . 

P.S . In the mteresl ol lull disclosure vou lued to know that 
as part ol ibis assignment 1 received a Iree Uihc ol klebenol... 
I love this stuft^ 



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of endorphins, the body's natural 
painkillers. Doctors may prescribe 
a gentle exercise program, such as 
aquatic therapy, to get even patients 
crippled by agonizing pain moving 
again. "Regaining function is key to 
overcoming chronic pain," says Scott 
Fishman, M.D., an anesthesiologist 
and psychiatrist who is chief of pain 
medicine at the University of Cali- 
fornia, Davis, and past president of 
the American Academy of Pain 
Medicine. 

• Heat, hi a study of 110 men and 

women suffering from osteoarthritis 
of the knee, patients got greater pain 
relief from using heat wraps than from 
taking ibuprofen, the tisual treatment 
for this type of pain. "Heat wraps 
seem to work by blocking pain sig- 
nals and they also stimulate healing 
by increasing blood flow," says John 
Mayer, Ph.D., an exercise physiolo- 
gist and research director at San Di- 
ego's U.S. Spine i< Sport Foundation. 
Mind-Body Methods 

• Massage therapy. Deep tissue 
massage loosens clenched muscles 
and other light tissues, which odier- 
wise ratchet up pain. The rubbing 
sensation also seems to stop pain 
messages hom reaching the brain. A 
2004 study of 1,290 cancer patients 
at Memorial Sloan-Kcttering Cancer 
C'Cnter, in New York City, revealed 
that a massage significantly reduced 
pain for two days or longer. "It was 
tjuite amazing." says study author 
Barrie Cassileth, Ph.D., chief of Inte- 
grative Medicine Service at Memo- 
rial Sloan-Kettering. ■■Human touch 
is extremcl)' important and has 
physiological implications." 

• Acupuncture. I he ancient Chinese 
therapy, which invokes inserting 
very thin needles at pressure points 
in die skin, can ease intractable pain 
in some people. Experts don't know 



exactl\- wh\- acupuncture wor b 
research suggests the physical ii 
lation triggered by the needles it 
the ner\'ous system and promo ti 
release of endorpliins and othi ii 
ural opioids produced by the id 
Even pain caused by nei"\'e da 
which is difficult to contro 
conventional pain meds, can bejsi 
if not eliminated altogether 
acupuncture, says Dr. Cassiled 

hi a landmar k 1987 Kaiser F ij 
nente study, for example, resea d 
.^compared four groups of w 
rwho had menstrual pain. Th 
ceived either acupuncture, a pi 
form of acupuncture, extra offic i 
its or no extra treatment. Ninet 
percent of the women in the acu 
ture group cut dieir pain in half 
pared with only 36 percent t 
control gioups. And the acupunj 
padents were able to cut their 
painkillers by 41 percent in the 
months following die treatment, j 

More recently a 2004 Duke | 
versity study involved 75 bri 
cancer padents who were treated I 
either a high-tech acupuncturel 
therapy or conventional medicaifl 
to control postsurgical nausea t 
vomiting. A da}' after die procei 
about three-quarters of the won 
who received acupuncture hacl 
s\'niptonis compared with half o| 
women who took dnigs. j 
• Other complementary-medi^ 
techniques, lliese may divert sii): 
ers" attention from pain to pleasurb 
thoughts. Options include In'piKii 
meditation, music and art then* 
deep breadiing and guided image! 
self-lnpnosis iiiediod where a pati 
uses positive unages to relieve paij 

In one 200,5 study by Stanf 
Uni\ ersity researchers, for exanii 
patients were actually taught 
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PAIN-RELIEF RESOURCES 

American Academy of Pain Medicine (.www.painmed.org) is a 

professional group that offers consumers information on pain-control 
methods and has a directory of pain-medicine physicians. 

American Chronic Pain Association (.www.theacpa.org) is a consumer 
group that provides pain-management information for professionals 
and patient guides that list pain-management options. ACPA sponsors 
Tiore than 400 support groups nationwide. 

American Pain Foundation (www.painfoundation.org) is an advocacy 
and education group. It offers a pain-information library, provides pain- 
elief resources for military veterans and online chat rooms 

riie National Pain Foundation (www.painconnection.org) provides 
guides to pain-treatment strategies and links to online support groups. 



pain via functional magnetic reso- 
nance imaging. Subjects saw a 
representation of their brain 
activity in the form of burning 
flame. They learned to make the 



flame go up or down by thinking. 
Their pain would correspondingly go 
up or down. "Over time people slowly 
gained better control of the brain 
region— it is like going to a gym and 



working out a muscle," says researcher 
Scan Mackey, M.D., Ph.D., associate 
director of the Stanford University 
Pain Management Center, in Stanford. 
California. "These research results 
lend further validation to many of the 
techniques that pain psychologists use, 
such as guided imagery and stress 
reduction, to bridge the mind-brain 
connection." 

• Psychological counseling. "Patients 
are often reluctant to see a pain 
psychologist because they feel doctors 
don't believe they have a physical 
problem," says Dr. Fishman. "But 
emotions like depression or anger can 
increase pain's decibel level." Counsel- 
ing can help relieve these feelings and 
lower pain. ^ 



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et's face it, on the weekeiids anything goes, including 
your healthy-eating intentions! The good news is that nutrition 
experts say you can relax a bit on the weekends if you buckle 
down during the week. We're not talking a two-day binge but one 
decadent dinner out, a spectacular Sunday breakfast or a bucket 
of popcorn at the movies can be just fine, if you plan ahead and 
keep your overall calorie balance in check, says Milton Stokes, 
R.D., a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association. 

It all boils down to a nimibers game. Cut 500 calories each day 
of the week-by adjusting your diet and exercising— and you'll 
"bank" 2,500 calories by Saturday. So even if you enjoy an extra 
1,000 to 1,500 over the weekend, you'll still come out ahead. 

You can look at it another way: If you changed nothing about 
your calorie intake all week long and still splurged on the weekend 
to the tune of just 500 extra calories (that's a big slice of New 
York-style cheesecake), you'd gain 7.5 pounds in a year. Treat your- 
self to 1,500 extra weekend calories and you'd pack on 22 pounds. 

But there's no reason to punish yourself on the weekend. 
Follow oui plan and you can treat yourself- without a side of guilt. 

STEP 1: A 1,600-calorie meal plan 

Tlic average American woman is 5 foot 4, weighs 1 64.3 pounds and 
takes in almost 1,900 calories per day, according to the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention. A modest cut to 1,600 calories 
won't lca\ c you tired, hungiy or irritable. Stay on course with zero- 
calorie l)cvcragcs such as water, unsweetened tea or diet drinks. 

The plan pnn idcs slightly larger lunches and smiiller dinners 
since most women aic on the go during die day and wind down in 
die evening. Generous snacks are part of die stave-off-hungcr phui. 
You can use the same principles to create additional meals. Menus 
are baseti on the USDA Myl\Tamid 1 ,6()()-calorie plan. 
Here's what you get each dav: By 

5 oz grains (1 oz equals 1 mini whole-grain bagel, C^N IHIA 
1 regidar slice whole-grain bread. 1 snack-size slices M.P.H., 



whole-iye bread, '/2 cup cooked oatmeal or tQir 
1 packet instant oatmeal, 3 cups light 
microwave-popped popcorn, V2 cup cooked 
brown rice, I cup whole-grain cereal) 

2 cups vegetables 
IV2 cups fruit 

3 servings dairy (1 serving equals 1 cup i 
skim or 1 percent milk, 1 cup low-fat or 
nonfat yogurt, IV2 ounces or 1 slice regular 
or low-fat cheese. '/2 cup reduced-fat or non- 
fat ricotta, 2 cups reduced-fat or nonfat cot- 
tage cheese, V3 cup shredded cheese) 

5 oz meat/beans (1 oz equals 1 egg; 
'/2 ounce of nuts/seeds; 1 tablespoon peanud 
butter; 2 tablespoons hummus; 'A cup cookec 
beans/lentils; "4 cup tofu; V2 veggie burger) 



Build die rest of )'our weekend calorie bank by 
sneaking in 30 minutes of moderate-intensityj 
exercise a day. Brisk walking for a total of 2C 
minutes burns 144 calories. Justl 
10 minutes of stair-climbinal 
Sass, bums 112 more. Daily total: 256 
R.D. calories. continued on page 148 



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AMBIEN CR Is indicated for treating insomnia. 
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changes. Side effects may include next- 
day drowsiness, dipir^ess and headache. 
Don't take it wij^lcohol'. Ambien CR is 
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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS TAKING AMBIEN CR 

Vi)iir flortor h<is prescribed Aiiitiicn (K to help voii sleep Tlie following informalion is 
intended to guide you in the s,ife use of tins medic me It is not meant to take the place 
of your doctor's instructions if you have anv riuestions .ibmit Amhien CR tablets be sure 
to ask your doctor or pfiarnuuist 

Ambien CR is used to treat different lypes of sleep pmlilenis, such as; 

• trouble falling aslee;) 

• waking up often during Ifu' night 

Some peo|ile may have more than one ol these problems 

Ambien CR belongs to a gioup of meditines known as the "sedative/hypnotics", or 
simply, sleep medic ines Tliere are many different sleep medicines available to help 
people sleep bcMter Slee|) piohlems arc usually temporary, requiring treatment for only 
a short time, usually ! or 2 days up lo 1 or 2 weeks Some people have chronic sleep 
problems that may rcc|Uire more prolonged use of sleep medicine However, you 
should not use tliese medicines for long periods without talking with your doctor about 
the risks and benefils ol prolonged use. 

SIDE EFFEQS 

Most common side effects: 

• headache 

• somnolence (sleei)iness) 

• di//iness 

You may find that these medicines make you sleepy during the day. How drowsy you 
feel depends upon how your body reacts to the medic ine, which sleep medicine you are 
taking, and how large a dose your doctor has prescribed. Daytime drowsiness is best 
avoided by taking the lowest dose possible that will still help you sleep at night. Your 
doctor will work with you to find the dose of Ambien CR that is best for you 
To manage these side effects while you are taking this medicine 

• When you first start taking Ambien CR or any other slee[) medicine until you 
know whether the medicine will still have some carryover effect in you the next 
day. use extreme care while doing anything that requires complete alertness, 
such as driving a car. operating machinery, or piloting an aircraft, 

• NfrVER drink alcohol while you are being treated with Ambien CR or any sleep 
medicine Alcohol can increase the side ellects of Ambien (R or any other sleep 
medicine 

• Do not take any other medicines witfioul asking your doctor first This includes 
medicines you can buy without a prescription. Some medic ines can cause 
drowsiness and are best avoided while taking Ambien CR 

• Always take the exact dose of Ambien CR prescribed by your doctor Never 
cfiange your dose witfiout talking to your doctor first 

SPECIAL CONCERNS 

There are some special problems that may occur while taking sleep medicines. 
Memory problems: Sleep medicines may cause a special type of memory loss or 
"amnesia " When this occurs, a person nray not remember what has happened for sev- 
eral hours after taking tlie medicine Tins is usuafly not a problem since most people 
fall asleep after taking the medicine 

Memory loss can be a problem, tiowever. wlien sleep irredicines are taken while travel- 
ing, such as during an airplane llight and the person wakes up before the effect of the 
medicine is gone This fias been called "traveler's amnesia " 

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you think you are having memory problems Although 
memory problems are not very common while taking Ambien CR. in most instances, 
they can be avoided if you take Ambien CR only wlien you are able to get a full night's 
sleep (7 to 8 hours) before you need to be active again 

Tolerance: Wfien sleep medic ines <ire used every night for more than a few weeks, tfiey 
may lose their effectiveness to help you sleep Ibis is known as "tolerance" Sleep med- 
icines should, in most cases, be used only lor short periods of-time. such as 1 or 2 days 
and generally no longer than I or 2 weeks If your sleep problems continue, consult 
your doctor, who will clc-terinmi> whether other measures are needed lo overcome your 
sleep problems 

Dependence: Sleei) medicines can cause dependence, especially when these medicines 
are used regularly for longer than a few weeks or at fiigh doses. Some people develop 
a need lo (ontiniie l.iking their medic mes Ibis is known as dependence or "addiction " 
When people develof) dependence, tlic^y may li.ive difficulty stopping the sleep medi- 
cine. If the medicine is suddenly stopped, the body is not able to function normally and 
unpleasant symptoms may occur (see With(lr\m,il) I hey may find that they have to 
keep taking the medicines either at tlie prescribed dose or at increasing doses |ust to 
avoid withdrawal symptonis 

All people taking sleep medicine' ' ave siuiie risk ol becoming de|)endent on the med- 
icine However, people who fiave lieen dependent on alcohol or other drugs in the past 
may have a higher chan.e ol becoming .icldictecl to sleep medic ines. This possibility 
must be considered before using these meilic mes foi more than a few weeks 
If you have been adduied to alcohol or drugs m 'be past, it is important to tell your 
doctor before starting Ambien oi .iiiy slec-() medic ine 

Withdrawal: Withdraw.il symptoms m,iy ocriu when slci-p medicines are stopped sud- 
denly after being used daily for a long time In some cases, these symptoms can occur 
even if the medicine has lieen used lor only a week oi two 

In mild cases, withdrawal symptoms may include unpleasant feelings In more severe 
cases, abdominal and muscle (i,mh|)s. vomiting, sweating, shakiness. and rarely, 
seizures may occur These more severe withcli.nval symptoms are very uncommon 



Another problem that may occur when sleep medicines are stopped Is kno 
"rebound insomnia " This means that a person may have more trouble sleeping thi 
few nights after the medicine is stopped than before starting the medicine I 
should experience rebound insomnia, do not get discouraged. This problem u 
goes away on its own after 1 or 2 nights. 

If you have been taking Ambien CR or any other sieep medicine lor more than 
weeks, do not stop taking it on your own Afways (oilow your doctor's directions 
Changes in behavior and thinking: Some people using sleep medicines have e 
enced unusual changes in their thinking and/or behavior. These effects are not 
mon However, they have included: 

• more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal 

• confusion 

• strange behavior 

• agitation 

• hallucinations 

• worsening of depression 

• suicidal thoughts 

How often these effects occur depends on several factors, such as a person's gi 
health, the use of other medicines, and which sleep medicine is being used 
It is also important to realize that it is rarely dear whether these behavior changi 
caused by the medicine, an illness, or occur on their own In fact, sleep problem 
do not improve may be due to illnesses that were present before the medicini 
used If you or your family notice any changes in your behavior, or if you havi 
unusual or disturbing thoughts, call your doctor immediately. 
Pregnancy: Sleep medicines may cause sedation of the unborn baby when used d| 
the last weeks of pregnancy. 
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, if you are planning to become preg 
or if you become pregnant while taking Ambien CR. 

SAFE USE OF SLEEPING MEDICINES ' 

To ensure the safe and effective use of Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine 
should observe the following cautions: 

t Ambien CR is a prescription medicine and should be used ONLY as directi 
your doctor. Follow your doctor's instructions about how to take, when to 
and how long to take Ambien CR Ambien CR tablets should not be di 
crushed, or chewed, and must be swallowed whole 

2 Never use Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine for longer than directed by 
doctor 

5 II you notice any unusual and/or disturbing thoughts or behavior during 
ment with Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine, contact your doctor. 

4 Tell your doctor about any medicines you may be taking, including medicine 
may buy without a prescription. You should also tell your doctor if you drink 
hoi DO NOT use alcohol while taking Ambien CR or any other sleep medicii 

5 Do not take Ambien CR unless you are able lo get a full night's sleep befor 
must be active again For example, Ambien CR should not be taken o 
overnight airplane flight of less than 7 to 8 hours since "traveler's amnesia" 
occur. 

6 Do not increase the prescribed dose of Ambien CR or any other sleep mec 
unless instructed by your doctor. 

7 When you first start taking Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine, unti 
know whether the medicine will still have some carryover effect in you the 
day, use extreme care while doing anything that requires complete alertness, 
as driving a car, operating machinery, or piloting an aircraft 

8 Be aware that you may have more sleeping problems the first night after sto| 
Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine. 

9 Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, if you are planning to be 
pregnant, or if you become pregnant while taking Ambien CR or any other 
medic ine 

10 As with all prescription medicines, never share Ambien CR or any other sleep 
icine with anyone else. Always store Ambien CR or any other sleep medicine i 
original container that you received it in and store it out of reach of childre 

I I . Ambien CR works very quickly. You should only take Ambien CR right before 
to bed and arc ready to go to sleep. 

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Because the calories in all of our five breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options are roughly the same, you can mix and 
match them as you please- Breakfast 2. Lunch 5. Dinnor 1, Sivirk 4— to create a day's worth of easy-to-assemble meals 



2 cups whole-grain flaked 
cereal with 1 cup skim 
milk and V2 cup 
sliced banana 
Total: 370 Ccilnnp<; 




2 slices 

whole-grain 

toast, each spread with 

Vi cup reduced-fat or 

nonfat ricotta and topped 

with 'A cup fresh peach 

slices or drained peaches. 

canned in |uice 

Total: 290 calories 



1 whole-wheat pita filled 
with 3 oz tuna in a pouch, 
plus Va cup each of grape 
tomatoes and baby 
carrots with 2 table- 
spoons light ranch 
dressing for dipping 
Total: 413 calories 

1 whole-grain bagel with 
spicy mustard. 3 oz 
sliced smoked 
deli turkey and '/^ 
cup field greens 
drizzled with 

2 tablespoons low-tut 
balsamic vinaigrette 
Total: 410 calories 




Quick taco salad: 1 cup 
romaine salad mix topped 
with 2 oz skinless grilled 
chicken breast, 'Acup 
salsa and V4 cup reduced- 
fat shredded Cheddar 
1 corn tortilla 
Total: 345 calories 

ly? cups broth-based 
vegetable soup sprinkled 
with Vs cup grated 
Parmesan, followed by 

cup cooked wild rice 
and 2 oz grilled fish 
such as tilapia, orange 
roughy, salmon 
Total: 485 calories 



1 cup fresh melon 
(or 1 cup pineapple 
chunks, canned in juice) 

1 reduced-fat string 
cheese 

2 oz almonds 
Total: 520 calories 



1 cup fresh cherries (or 
^1 medium sliced pear) 
;:1 cup nonfat cottage 

cheese 

1 V2 oz sunflower seeds 
Total: 505 calories 



1 whole-gram English 
muffin, toasted, open 
face. Layer each half with 
V2 cup nonfat cottage 
cheese, salt-free Italian 
seasoning mix and 2 fresh 
tomato slices 
Total: 317 calories 



2 slices toasted whole- 
grain bread spread with 
1 tablespoon purchased 
roasted red-pepper pesto. 
filled with 1 V2 microwaved 
veggie burger patties 
and V2 cup total 
sliced tomato, 
red onion and 
romaine leaves 
Total: 334 calories ' 




Fast-food salad made 
with 1 V2 cups greens 
and vegetables, '/j cup 
shredded cheese, 
2 oz grilled chicken 
breast, croutons and 
low-fat dressing 
Total: 320 calories 



2 small plums (or 

1 medium apple) 

1 '/? oz reduced-fat 
Cheddar 

2 oz peanuts 
Total: 555 calories 



2 packets instant oatmeal 
topped with V2 cup fresh 
or frozen blueberries 
warmed in the microwave 
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 
Total: 325 calories 




2 frozen whole- 
grain waffles 
topped with 
V2 cup unsweetened 
applesauce warmed n 
microwave, sprinkled vA'ith 
apple-pie spice, plu^ 
1 cup skim milk 
Total: 310 calories 



6-inch fast-food doli sub 
on whole wheat with 
mustard, filled with 3 oz 
lean ham and '/? cup raw 
veggies (lettuce, tomato, 
onion, peppers, 
shredded carrots) 
Total: 290 calories 



M' 1 whole-grain wrap 

f with 3 oz grilled 
chicken, 'A cup each 
drained artichoke hearts 
and roasted red peppers 
canned in water, with 
2 tablespoons low-fat 
balsamic vinaigrette 
Total: 354 calories 



V2 cup canned reduced- 
sodium black bean soup 
topped with Vs cup 
shredded Cheddar served 
with 1 V2 cups garden 
salad mix drizzled with 
2 tablespoons low-fat 
balsamic vinaigrette 
Total: 335 calories 

'/2 cup whole-wheat 
couscous sprinkled with 
1 oz feta, plus 
1 V2 cups grilled asparagus 
and 2 oz grilled shrimp 
Total: 365 calories 



1 cup fresh raspberries 
mixed into 1 cup reduced- 
fat raspberry yogurt 
1 oz walnuts 
Total: 520 calories 



1 cup grapes 

2 oz reduced-fat smoked 
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2 oz pecans 
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s there anything more irresistible than the aroma of dinner sizzling on 
tlie grill? For your next outdoor parry, whedier it's by die pool or on die 
patio. vve\'e created a menu that will yield a stunning spread of light summer 
fare. Tlie secrets to these recipes" success are die marinades and die spices, 
guaranteed to transform burgers and chicken, fish and vegetable dishes into 
taste ha\'ens. And our grilling approaches are easy to master: Widi a few 
flicks of your wrist, a special meal will be ready for die table. Then you'll be 
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SERVES 6 

Prep time: 2b ni n Total time: 9^2 hrs 

For sauce/marinade: 
8 scallions, chopped, plus 'A cup 
dark-green 2-inch-long thin 

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Strips for garnish 

1 medium onion, chopped 
3 garlic cloves, chopped 

3 tablespoons cider vinegar 

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium 
soy sauce 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus 
additional for grill 



1 habanero or jalapeino 
chile, chopped 
11/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 

1 tablespoon packed light 
brown sugar 

2 teaspoons allspice 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground 

nutmeg 
V2 teaspoon cinnamon 

31/2 lbs chicken parts (thighs 

and drumsticks) 
1 fresh pineapple, about 4 lbs 
2V2 tablespoons packed 

light brown sugar 

♦ Md%€ iauce/viarinade: Place all 
ingredients, except scaUion garnish, in 
a food processor and puree until 
almost smooth. Transfer half of puree 
to a small bowl and keep chilled, 
covered, for sauce. 

♦ Place remaiiruig puree in a large 
heaw-durv- resealable plastic bag 
widi chicken and seal, mming to coat 
well. Maiinate. chilled, mrning bag 
occasionally, at least 8 hours or 
overnight, placing bag in a large 
bowl to catch any leaks. 

♦ Preheat grill and lighdy oil rack. 
Let chicken stand in marinade at roo 
temperature 30 minutes before grilling 
Meanwhile, cut sides and ends off 
pmeapple. Cut crosswise into 15 slices 
about '/4 inch diick. Sprinkle one side 
of each slice \vith V2 teaspoon packed 
light brown sugar. Place sugared side 
down on rack and grill, mming once, 
until eolden brown, about 3 minutes. 
Transfer to a platter, alternating 
slices with scallion garnish. 

♦ Remove chicken from marinade 
(discard marinade) and grill over 
moderate heat, aiming occasionally, 
until cooked through. 35 to 45 minutes 
depending on size. Transfer to platter 
widi pineapple and ser\'e wnth 
remaining sauce on side (exercise 
caution: sauce is spicy). 

Per serving: 420 calories, 21.5 g total fat, 
5 5 g sat fat. 271 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 
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BBQ Onion Cheddar-Pork 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 45 mm Total time: 2 hrs 

For burgers: 
'/2 lb part-skim Cheddar grated 
2 lbs ground pork 
2 tablespoons Worcestershire 
sauce 

For BBQ Onions: 

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 
additional for grill 

2 large onions, cut into 
1-inch chunks 

2 garlic cloves, finely 
chopped 

Vh tablespoons chili powder 
'/2 cup ketchup 

3 tablespoons packed 
dark brown sugar 

3 tablespoons cider vinegar 
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium 
soy sauce 




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2 tablespoons coarse-grain 
mustard 

8 hamburger buns 
Purchased carrot-raisin slaw 
(optional) 

♦ Make burgers: Divide and press cheese 
into 8 disks. Place pork in a medium 
bowl; season with salt and pepper. Using 
hands, xmx in Worcestershire until just 
combined; do not overmix. Divide pork 
into 8 patdes. Press a cheese disk into 



center of each. Shape pork up and 
around cheese: carefully flatten into 
'/2-inch-tliick burgers, keeping cheese 
completely enclosed. Cliill. loosch' 
covered, until firm, about 1 hour. 

♦ Make BBQJJnions: Meanwhile, heat (jil 
in a laige saucepan over moderately 
high heat. Add onions and garlic; saute, 
stirring occasionally, until onions are 
golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add 
chili powder and cook, stirring. 

1 minute. Add remaining ingiedients 
and simmer, stirring, until thickened 
and glazed, about 2 minutes. Remove 
pan from heat and cool. (Can be stored 
in an airtight container, chilled, up to 

2 weeks. Serve at room temperature.) 

♦ Preheat grill and lighdy oil rack. 
Grill burgers on rack over moderate 
heat, turning once, until cooked 
through, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, 
grill buns, cut side down, until golden 
brown, about 1 minute. Arrange 
burgers in buns with BBQ_Onions and 



se> ve slaw on the side, if desired. 

Per serving without slaw: 525 calories, 25.5 g 
total fat, 10.5 g sat fat, 950 mg sodium, 38 g 
carbs. 352 mg calcium. 94 mg chol. 34 g 
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SERVES 6 

Prep time: 40 mm Total time: 55 mm 

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive 

oil. plus additional for grill 
6 oz medium white mushrooms 

4 metal skewers 

3 large bell peppers, halved 

lengthwise and seeded 
1 large red onion, cut crosswise 

into '/j-inch-thick slices 
1 lb medium zucchini, trimmed 

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Vi cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed 

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5 oz bocconcini mozzarella, 

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each cut in half 
8 tablespootis cllatitro or 

basil pesto 
3 cups baby arugula 

♦ Whisk together vinegar and 

2 tablespoons oil in a bowl; salt and 
pepper to taste, for salad dressing. 

♦ Preheat grill and hghdy oil rack. 
Tliread mushrooms through stem 
end onto skewers. Lighdy brush 
mushrooms, peppers, onion and 
zucchini with remaining 2 tablespoons 
oil; season with salt and pepper. 

♦ Grill vegetables, turning 
occasionally, until peppers are crisp- 
tender and remaining vegetables are 
just tender and golden brown, about 

5 minutes for peppers and onion, 

6 minutes for zucchini, and 8 minutes 
for mushrooms. Transfer peppers 

to a plate and remaining vegetables 
to a cutting board. When cool 
enouffh to handle, remove 
mushrooms from skewers and 
quarter; transfer to a medium bowl. 

♦ Cut onion and zucchini into bite- 
size pieces. Transfer % of onion 
(reserving remaining onion) and all of 
zucchini to bowl with mushrooms. 
Add tomatoes, mozzarella and 

2 tablespoons pesto to bowl; salt and 
pepper to taste. Toss to combine. 

♦ Spoon mixture into pepper halves 
and grill, covered, until cheese begins 
to melt, about 3 minutes. Transfer to 
serving plates and aiTange arugula 
alongside stuffed peppers. 

♦ Drizzle arugula with dressmg aird 
top with reserved onions. Serve 
peppers warm with remaining pesto 
on the side. 

Per serving: 320 calories. 24.5 g total fat, 
8 g sat fat. 432 mg sodium, 17 g carbs, 
110 mg calcium. 23 mg chol, 10 g protein. 
4 g fiber 



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Prep time: 35 min Total time: 1 hr 

4 C/a inch thick) halibut or 
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2 tablespoons honey 
7 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
'/z teaspoon red pepper fiakes 

2 large garlic cloves, finely 
chopped 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 

plus additional for grill 
1 firm-ripe mango 

3 celery ribs, cut into 
julienne strips 

3 scallions, dark-green part 
only, cut into 2-inch-long 
thin strips 

V'i cup packed fresh basil leaves 
cut lengthwise into thin strip 

V2 lb fresh shiitake mushrooms, 
stems discarded 

4 long metal skewers 

♦ Rinse fish and pat dr\'. WTiisk 
together honey. 5 tablespoons juice, 
the pepper flakes, gar lic and oil in a 
glass dish just large enough to fit fisl 
in a single layer. Arrange fish in disf 
turning to coat, and mar-inate at rooj 
temperature, turning halfway 
through. 20 minutes. 

♦ Meanwhile, peel mango and fromi 
die two flatter sides, starting from di 
outside moving in toward pit, cut in 
Vs-inch-diick sfices. Cut into julienne 
strips and transfer to a serving bowl 
along with celer)-, scaliion and basil, 
for Mango Slaw. 

♦ Preheat giill and Hghdy oil rack. 
Thi ead muslnooms through length 
caps onto skewers ; season with salt 
and pepper. 

♦ Remove fish firom marinade. Seaso 
with salt and pepper. Grill mushroon 
and fish, turning once, until golden 
brown, fish is cooked dnough and 
mushr ooms are tender, about 
7 minutes. Transfer fish to a serving 
platter. Wlien cool enough to handle, 
remove mushrooms fiom skewers an 
thinly slice. 

♦ Add mushrooms and remaining 2 
tablespoons juice to Mango Slaw; tosj 
to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Serve fish warm with slaw on the sid^ 

Per serving: 290 calories. 5.5 g total fat, 1 
sat fat, 121 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 103 m 
calcium. 63 mg chol, 36 g protein, 3 g fibi 

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SERVES 8 

Prep time: 30 min 

Total time: 1 hr 10 min 

2 (1 lb) hanger steaks, about 

'A inch thick 
Vegetable oil, for grill 
4 teaspoons coarsely ground 

whole black peppercorns 
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled 

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'A cup packed fresh cilantro 

leaves 

1 tablespoon extra-virgin 

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1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 

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before cutting into V4-inch-thick. 
slices. Arrange on one side of a 
sening platter. 

♦ Meanwhile, lightly oil rack. 
Season potato slices with salt and 
pepper. Grill over moderate heat, 
turning once, until tender and 
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about 10 minutes. Transfer to 
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Marketed as a pepper grinder for waiters because 
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Keep corn from rolling off the grill with 
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men <ic toss the country are puttmj^ a streli h-ni,irk ( ream 
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jearance of tine lines, wrinkles, and crows' tcct And, ii 
"isumer sales are any indication ol a produf t's 
?ctiveness, StriVectin-SD is nothinj^ short ol a mir.x Ic 
)men (as well as a growing number ot "Boomer " mem are 
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al cosmetic counter has become |usi ,iboui 
Dossible. Has everyone gone mad^ W(>ll... not realK 

ientific Breakthrough or Dumb Luck? 

Mthough StriVectin-SD's junctional components were 
?ady backed by c linic al trials doc umenting their ,il)ilil\ to 
ibiy reduce the appearance of existing stretc h in. irks 
□minent because of their depth, length, disc olor.itioi) 
i texture)... the success of StriVec tin-Sl) as an ,inli 
inkle cream was "dumb luck," sa\s Cjin.i Cia\ 
)kesperson for Klein-Becker, maker ol StriVcc tin SI) 
'When we first handed out samples oi the Stri\c'ctin 
mula to employees and customers as part oi our markei 
earch, the sample tubes were simpiv marked topical 
■am' with the lot number underneath." Ms Cia\ explains 
; the samples were passed to friends and lamiK the 
'ssage became a little muddled and some people used this 
pical cream' as a facial moisturi/er As we beg.in to 
eive feedback from users, like I look 10 vears sounger 
d I can't even notice my crows' leet, we knew we Ii.kI 
nething more than America's most eflective sireic hni.irk 
■am. The point was driven home as store owners began 
lorting that almost as manv people were pure h.ising 
iVectin as an anti-wrinkle cream as were buving it to 
luce stretch marks." 

Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey, I'hO, Klein-Becker's Director ol 
entitle Affairs, says, "Clearly, people were seeing results 
t we didn't have a scientific explanation as to wh\ 
s wrinkle-reduction was occurring. However, based 
the incrediblv positive reports. I slariecl using ii 
'self — applying StriVectin to m\ tace alter shaving 
. Mowrey adds, "On a personal note. m\ wile tells me 
aven't looked this good in vears." 

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I'leeting ol (he JOth 

Wonci (. ungrc'ss ol iJeriiuiii lii m I'aiis, France, a series ol 
studies dctciiling ilie superior wrinkle-reducing properties 
of a |)alented oligo-peplide (called Pal-KTTKSi versus 
retinol. vitamin C , and placebo, on "photo-aged skin " was 
presented. "As luck would have it. " Dr. Mcnvrev states, 
"the anii-vvrinkle oligo-peptide tested in the breakthrough 
clinical trials turned out lo be <i kev ingredient in the 
StriVec tin c ream." 

In the trials. sub|ects ap()lied the patented peptide solu- 
tion lo the crows' teet area on one side ol the face, and a 
cream conl.iining eithei relinol. vitamin ( . or a placebo to 
the other side 

Sul)|etts in the Pal-KTTKS relinol slucK applied the 
cream one e <i cla\ tor 2 months and ihen twice a day lor the 
nc'xl J months tjsing special image anaKsis, the stucK's 
authors reported "signilicant improvement " in the appear- 
ance ol both overall skin ton(> and unsightK wrinkles tor 
those women using the peptide solution. 

Better vel, .it the J-rTionth hallw.n point, the iicplicle 
solution worked neark l.i limes taster than relinol mii 
measuc'd p.iranicters,. ,ind withou! the intlammation 
relinol olten c.uises in sc-nsilive skin. As was expected, the 
results ol the rem.iining studies (onnrmecl lhal the I'al- 
KfTKS solutions etiec tiveness ,il reducing the afipearancc 
ol tine lines and wrinkles lar exc ceded both vitamin ( and 
plac ebo 

A smoolhcT. vounger c omplexion. w ilh less iriil.ilion .ind 
taster results .ill without expensive .inci painiul' peels 
impl.inis Ol iniec tions 

Better than Retinol and Vitamin C, 

But Is StriVectin-SD Better than Botox ? 

Dr N.ilh.ilic C hfvre.ui, I'liD, KD Director ol Women s 
He.illh M S.ill L.ike C ilv b.ised Basic Rc^se.irch. exc lusive 
distributor lor Klein Becker explains Leading dermalolo 
gisis .igree th.il Botox is the preleired tre.itment lor 
moder.ile lo severe trown lines between ihe brow 
But ever since il vv.is disiovered that StriVectin could 
reduce the .ip[)e.ir,in( e ol line lines, wrinkles .ind imvvs 
tec-t the kind ot line lines, wrinkles, ,ind c iows tc>el ill, it 
c an .uld 10 1 -> vcMrs to vour .ippe.uancc .uul whic h cosiK 
medic .il irealments oileii leave behind... skin-care 
proiessicni.ils have been lec omniencling. and using, 
StrAeilin In l.ul lese.iicheis bc-lieve non-inv .isiv e 
alteinalives ,ire belter bet , Rise Dr. ( hc'vreau continues 
"Topic .il creams .ind gels oiii'r gradual, continual results, 
while Ihe ellecis ol iii|ec lions. I.ic n' peels, .ind 
clerm.ilir.isions are roughei on the skin .ind weai olt" 

In olhei words, MriVectin SD helps give vou a vouthlul. 
hcMllhv glowing complexion lasler than retinol. lai 
supeiioi lo vil.imin ( , and wilhoul imlation, needles, o; 
siiigerv Iven belK^r, m.inv derm.if: .iogists .md pl.istic 
surgeons u'commend SliAeilin in ion|unction with 
cosmelic proceduies, inc lulling Holox 



So, It vou see someone applvir 
an anti-strc"tc h mark c ream to the 
tace, don't think ihev've gone c 
the deep end... they mav 1' 
smarter than vou think. 



Having a hard time 
finding StriVectin-SD^? 

If you've been searching for 
StriVectin-SD, you already know 
It's become almost impossible 
to find. Don't bother with Neiman 
Marcus, they don't have it.. Your 
best bets are '"-maCYS u^t.J«f.', 
S E p H o R A Shops, PARISI AN, 
Lord ft Taylor, tDkExningctoles , 
or Saks 5th Avenue (they always 
-try to keep It in stock) or, believe 
it or not, the pregnancy section of 
your local GNC or high-end sup- 
plement retailer. To be absolutely 
sure, you can order StriVectin-SD 
directly from Klein-Becker at: 
1-800-691-4223 
Of ofdof offilin0 st 
www.StriVectin.com. 
Since StriVectin-SD was designed 
as a stretch-mark cream, it comes 
in a large, 6-ounce tube. At 
$135.00, StriVectin-SD is not 
cheap... but when used as a 
wrinkle cream, one tube will last 
approximately six months. By the 
way, StriVectin-SD is backed by 
Klein-Becker's money-back 
guarantee. If StriVectin-SD 
doesn't make your skin look 
younger, healthier, and more 
vibrant, simply return the unused 
portion within 30 days for a full 
refund... no questions 
asked. 





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and that nothing speaks louder in a boardroom 
than the power of a strong, innovative idea. 
Her work in keeping young drivers safer through 
awareness of cell-phone distraction is celebrated at 
Ford. She worked with researchers using a simulator 
to prove this and to alert drivers and engineers 
about the issue. Today, she spends much of her time 
with industry leaders and governmental agencies 
extolling the value of alternative fuels like ethanol. 
as well as hybrid technologies. - 

Women like Sue can be found in businesses, 
families, community groups and 
organizations alt over America. 
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in eariy May, 32 Ladies' Home Joimuil staffers from the 
editorial and advertising sides traveled down to Slidell, 
Louisiana, to take part in a Habitat for Humanity project 
to rebuild homes on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane 
Katrina. (Hilton was our hotel sponsor and it also sent a 
score of volunteers.) Ladies' Home Joitnialis, Habitat's exclu- 
sive magazine partner: we often profile families who have 
earned a Habitat home. The need in Louisiana, one of the 
states that \vas hardest hit. was shocking to those who saw- 
it up close for the first time. Here is a sampling of reactions 
from just some of our hardworking helpers: 

"We saw rows and rows of damaged houses. Seeing each 
one. and realizing that each one contained a family that had 
to pick up and leave and still not been able to return really 
drove home die human tragedy for me. Yet the homeowners 
never spoke with self-pity or anger. At the end of die day, it 
was fantastic to see how much progress we made on one 
house-reminding me that if v\e each do our own litde pai t. 
so much can be accomplished." -Kieran Juska. home editor 

"Before diis build my constmction experience was limited 
to hanging some pictures on a wall. But 
there I was, with my sledgehammer, help- 
ing to lay a foundation! I was so inspired 
by my fellow volunteers— eveiyonc from 
retirees to college students with the Ameri 
Corps team— who had put their own plans 
on hold to help these families who had lost 
even'thing." -Kimbedy Papa, asdstant editor 

"Being at the build made me appreci- 
ate just how profound the gift of a home 
ultimately is. Katrina washed away a 
whole way of life. WTiat a gift it was for me to be able to 
be a small, small part of putting the broken pieces back 
together." —Caninston Cunmnsioih exeeiitive assistant 

So many of you have been generous in sending donations 
to the Slidell project, and you can still participate by making 
out a check to East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity and 
sending it to Habitat Louisiana Build, do Ladies' Home Jour- 
nal. 12,5 Pai-k Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017. 
Thank \ ou so much on behalf of every one involved. 

Look for more Katrina coverage throughout this issue. 



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fV 1^1 '•^^'^ helped to build a 

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(2, left). All hands were on deck (3 and 4) digging 
foundations, pounding reinforcements into the ground, 
hammering beams and setting floors. 




An All-Star Mom 

We partnered with the 
National Mother's Day 
Council to honor one mom 
who makes an extraordinary 
contribution to her 
community. Though there were many wonderful 
candidates, our winner is Phoenix's Cindi Steele 
(right), mom of four children, who cofounded 
MAD (Make a Difference) House, which benefits 
her area's inner-city youth. Executive Editor 
Robbie Caploe (left) congratulated her at an 
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>WARY BeloiE piesciibing NEXIUM please see lull Prescribing hlormalion INDICATIONS AND USAGE NEXIUM is indicated 
■lerm irealmenl (4 to 8 weeks! in tte healing and symplomalic resolution ol liiacr ' -0 erosiue esophagitis the mainle- 

uptom resolution and healing ol erosive esophagitis iconlrolled studies do no' r.; -mnlhsl and for the treatment of 

.d other symploms associated witri GERD. and lor risk reduction ol NSAID-associaled gastric ulcer CONTRAINDICATIONS NEXIUM 
caled in patients with known hypersensitmity to any component of the formulation or fo suOstituted benjimidazoles PRECAUTIONS 
: response to therapy with NEXIUM does nol preclude the presence of gastric malignancy Atrophic gaslnlis has been noted occasionally 
irpus biopsies from patients treated long-term with omeprazole ol which NEXIUM is an enanliomer InformoHon for Patients 
ayed-Release Capsules should be swallowed whole and taken at least one hour before meals Eor patients who have difficulty swallowing 
;e tablespoon of applesauce can be added to an empty bowl and the NEXIUM Delayed-Release Capsule can be opened and the pellets 
ptied onto the applesauce The pellets should be mixed with the applesauce and then swallowed immediately The applesauce used should 
id should be soft enough to be swallowed wrthout chewing The pellets should not be chewed or crushed The pellet/applesauce mixture 
le stored lor future use Antacids may be used while taking NEXIUM Drug Inleroctions Esomeprazole is extensively metabolized in 
YP2Cf 9 and CVP3A4, to wfroand m mm studies have shown that esomeprazole is not likely to inhibit CYPs 1A2, 2A6 209, 2D6, 2E1 and 
tally relevant interactions wrth drugs metabolized by these CVP enzymes would be expected Drug interaction studies have shown that 
e does not have any clinically signihcant interactrons wrth phenytom. warfarin guinidme clarithromycin or amoxicillin Posl-markefing 
,anges in piothrombin measures have been received among patients on concomitant warfarin and esomeprazole therapy Increases in INR 
iibin hme may lead to abnormal tileeding and even death Patients treated wrth proton pump inhibitors and warlarrn concomitantly may 
nonitoied for increases in INR and prothrombin time Esomeprazole may potentially interfere with CYP2C19 the maior esomeprazole 
I enzyme Coadministration ol esomeprazole 30 mg and diazepam, a CYP2C19 substrate resulted m a 45% decrease rn clearance ol 
icreased plasma levels ol diazepam were observed I2 hours after dosing and onwards However, at that time, the plasma levels ol 
ire below the therapeutic interval, and thus this interachon is unlikely to be of clinical relevance Coadministration of oral contraceptives 
lenytoin. or guinidine did not seem to change the pharmacokinetic prolile of esomeprazole Studies evaluahng concomitant administration 
zole and either naproxen (non-seleclive NSAIO) or rolecoxib (COX-2 selective NSAIDl did not identih/ any clinically relevant changes 
nacokinelic profiles of esomeprazole or these NSAIDs Esomeprazole inhibits gastnc acid secretion Therefore, esomeprazole may 
;h the absorptron of drugs where gastric pH is an imporlanl determrnani ol bioavailability (eg. ketoconazole iron sails and 
ircinogeiKsis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility The carcinogenic potential ot esomeprazole was assessed using 
studies in two 24-month oral carcinogenicity studies in rats omeprazoleatdailydosesof 1 7.34 f38 44 0andl408mg/kg'day|about 
les the human dose of 20 mg/day expressed on a body surface area basis) produced gastric ECL cell carcrnoids in a dose-related manner 

and lemale rats, the incidence ol this effect was markedly higher in female rats, which had higher blood levels of omeprazole, Gastnc 
!ldom occur rn the untreated tat In addition. ECL cell hyperplasia was present in all treated groups ol both sexes In one ol these studies, 
»ere treated wrth 1 3.8 mg omeprazole/kg.'day (about 5 6 trmes the human dose on a body surface area basis! for 1 year, then followed lor 

year without the drug carcinoids were seen rn these rats An increased incidence of treatment-related ECL cell hyperplasia was 
the end ol 1 year [Wt treated vs 10% controls! By the second year the difference between treated and control rats was much smaller 
■•1 but still showed more hyperplasia in the treated group Gastric adenocarcinoma was seen in one rat (2%! fJo similar tumor was seen 
male rats treated for 2 years Eor this strain of rat no srmilar tumor has been noted historically, but a finding involving only one tumor is 
ntetpret, A 78-v(eek mouse carcinogenicity study ot omeprazole did ndt show increased tumor occurrence but the study was not 
Esomeprazole vras negative in the Ames mutahon test, in the in mo rat bone marrow cell chromosome abeiialion test, and the m mo 
onucleus test Esomeprazole however, was positive in the m vilio human lymphocyte chromosome aberration lest Omeprazole was 
he in vitto human lymphocyte chromosome aberration test, the m m mouse bone marrow cell chromosome aberration lest, and the 
se micronucleus test The potential effects of esomeprazole on lertiiity and reproduchve performance were assessed using omeprazole 
■piazole at oral doses up to 138 mg/kg/day in rats (about 56 times the human dose on a body surface area basis) was found to have no 
jioductive performance ot parental animals Pregnancy Terslogemc Effects Pregnincy Cilegorv B Teratology studies have been 
1 rats at oral doses up to 280 mg/kg/day (aboul 57 times the human dose on a body surface area basis) and in rabbits at oral doses up to 
ly (about 35 hmes the human dose on a body surface area basis) and have revealed no evidence ol impaired lertrlity or harm to the fetus 
eprazole There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women Because animal reproduction studies are not 
ctive ol human response this drug should be used during pregnancy only il clearly needed Teratology studies conducted with omeprazole 
J doses up to 138 mgAg/day (about 56 times the human dose on a body surface area basis! and in rabbits at doses up to 69 mg.'kg/day 
nes the human dose on a body surface area basis) did not disclose any evidence lor a teratogenic potential ol omeprazole In rabbits 
in a dose range of 6 9 fo 69 f mg/kg/day (about 5 5 in 56 the hi,mar rfose on ,1 bodi '■■<'.!''•" vr. n,i',i',. n.r,^,_„-?:- ,,|vp^ 

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toxicity were observed in offspring resulting from parents treated with omeprazole at 1 3 8 to 1 38 mg/kg/day (about 5 6 to 56 times the human doses 
on a body surface area basis! There are no adequate and well-controlled sludres in pregnant women Sporadic reports have been received ol 
congenital abnormalities occurring in inlants born to women who have received omeprazole during pregnancy Nursing Mothers The excretion ol 
esomeprazole in milk has nol been studied However omeprazole concentrations have been measured in breast milk ol a woman lollowing oral admin- 
istration of 20 mg Because esomeprazole is likely fo be excreted in human milk because ot the potential tor senous adverse 'eaclions in nursing 
inlanis Irom esomeprazole and because ol the potential lor tumorigemcity shown for omeprazole in rat carcmogenicih/ stuoies, a decision should be 
made whether to discontinue nursing or fo discontinue the drug taking into account the impotlance ol the drug to the mother Pediatric Use Safety 
and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been estaL ished Geriatric Use Of the total number of pahents who received NEXIUM in clinical 
trials t459 were 65 to 74 years of age and 354 pahents '""le 275 years of age No overall differences m safety and efficacy were observed between 
the elderly and younger individuals, and other reported clinical experience has not identilied differences m responses between the elderly and younger 
patients but greater sensitivity ol some older ind'uduals cannot be ruled out ADVERSE REACTIONS The safety of NEXIUM was evaluated in over 
15 000 patients (aged 18-84 years) m clinical trials worldwide including o«r 8,500 patients in the United Slates and over 6 500 patients m Euiope and 
Canada Over 2 900 patients were treated in long-term studies for up to 6-12 months In general NEXIUM was well tolerated in bom short- and long- 
term clinical trials The safety m the treatment of healing of erosive esophagitis was assessed in four randomized comparative clinical trials which 
included 1,240 patients on NEXIUM 20 mg 2 ''.i njiients on NEXIUM 40 mg, and 3,008 patients on omeprazole 20 mg daily The most freguently 
occurring adverse events m all thw .vas headache (55 50, and 3 8 respectively) and diarrhea (no difference among the three 
groups! Nausea flatulence ibdommai oai ccnst-^ation, and dry mouth occurred at similar rates among pahents taking NEXiUM or omeprazole 
Additional adverse events that were reported as oossibly ot probably related to NEXIUM with an incidence <1% are listed below by body system; 
Body as 3 Whole: abdomen enlarged, allergic reaction, asthenia, back pain, chest pain chest pam substeinal. facial edema, perrpheral edema, hot 
flushes, fatigue fever tlu-like disorder generalized edema, leg edema, malaise, pam rigors Csrilmisculir Hushing, hypertension, tachycardia 
[niocrine: goiter Gistrointeslinil: bowel rrregulanty constipation aggravated dyspepsra dysphagia dysplasia Gi epigastric pam eructation 
esophageal disorder frequent stools, gastroenteritis. Gl hemorrhage GI symptoms not otherwise specified, hiccup melena mouth disorder, pharynx 
disorder rectal disorder serum gastrin increased longue disorder tongue edema ulcerative stomatitis vomiting Heamg: earache tinnitus 
Heuatologic: anemia, anemia hypochromic cervical lymphoadenopathy, epistaxis, leukocytosis leukopenia thiomboci/topenia. Hefitlc: biliru- 
bmemia hepatic function abnormal, SGOT increased SGPT increased, MiMMiclHnMioml: glycosuria hyperuricemia hyponatremia increased 
alkaline phosphatase, thirst, vitamin B12 deficiency, weight increase, weight decrease Mi/sci/teHe/els/: arthralgia arthiili' 1 .-'ii,-;, -.i-n irihiopathy 
cramps Irbromyalgia syndrome, hernia, polymyalgia rheumatica l/ernii/s $)«/em/ftyc/i/slnc; anorexia apathy apj-i j/f-tusion 
depression aggravated dizziness, hypertonia nervousness hypoesihesia impotence msomma migraine migraine agg- : . - .-. a sleep 
disorder, somnolence, tremor, vertigo, visual field defect, HefroMm: dysmenorrhea menstrual disorder vaginitis, Rssfirilory. asinma aggra- 
vated, coughing, dyspnea larynx edema pharyngitis rhrnitis, sinusitis Skin in( UppenSiges: acne angioedema, dermatitis p'uritus pruritus am 
rash rash erythematous, rash maculopapular. skin inllammation. sweating increased urticaria. Speciil Senses: otitis media, paiosmia taste loss, 
taste perversron: l/rajemM' abnormal uirne albumrnuna cystitis dysuna fungal inlection hematuria, micturihon frequency moniliasis genital 
moniliasis, polyuria Visml: coniunctivitis vision abnormal Endoscopic imdings that were reported as adverse events include duodenitis, 
esophagdis esophageal stricture, esophageal ulceration esophageal varices gastric ulcer gastritis hernia, benign polyps or nodules. Barrett's 
esophagus and mucosal discoloration Two placebo-controlled studies were conducfeu in 710 patients for the treatment ol symptomatic gastroe- 
sophageal reflux disease The most common adverse events that were reported as possibly or probably related to NEXIUM were diarrhea (4 3%l 
headache (3 8%). and abdominal pain (3 8%! Postmarketing Reports - There have been spontaneous reports of adverse events with postmarkehng 
use ol esomeprazole These reports have included rare cases ol anaphylactic reachon and myalgia severe dermatologic reactions including toxic 
epidermal necrolysis (TEN some latall Stevens- Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme and oancreatitis Rarely hepatitis with or without 
laundice has been reported Other adverse even's nol observed with NfX I' r t nmepra 01 can be found in the omeprazole package 

insert. ADVERSE BEACTIOHS section OVERDOSAGE A single V ' ' ; "I! mgkg (about tOShmesthehuman dose ona 

body surface area basis) was lethal to rats The maior signs ol acu'r ■ ■ ■, ,,-i- -i. r. : aciivifv changes in respiratory frequency, tremor, 
ataxia and mtermittenl clonic convulsions Iheie have been sr ni jr i 1 ag n esomepra ole Reports have been received ol 
overdosage with omeprazole m humans Doses ranged up to Z 4uu mg (izo times the usual recommended clinical dose! Manifestations were 
variable but included confusion drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia nausea diaphoresis flushing headache, dry mouth and other adverse 
reactions similar to those seen in nomal clinical experience (see omeprazole package msert-ADVERSE REACTIONS) No specific antidote for 
esomeprazole is known Since esomeprazole is extensively protein bound, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis In the event of overdosage 
treatment should be symptomatic and supportiv As v.'ith the management ot any overdose the possibility ol muhiple drug ingeshon should be 
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TONE-DEAF? 

Remember that "witty" e-mail to your boss 
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: ' a week? Sad to say, the problem isn't her 
Iflck of personality. It's that you tend to be 
so immersed in your own perspective you 
fail to take others' viewpoints into account. 
Although e-mail, instant messages and 
text messages may seem like great ways 
to communicate, new research finds that 
electronic communication is inherently 
prone to misunderstanding because 
sometimes the senders just don't realize 
how their messages will be received. 

When you're speaking face-to-face, your 
nonverbal cues, such as hand gestures, 
facial expressions and tone of voice, can 
make your meaning clear even if your words 
are ambiguous. But if a person sending an 
e-mail intends to be funny, for example, she 
"hears" that tone as she types and doesn't 
anticipate that the recipient may read her 
words literally, resulting in bruised feelings. 

"We should always realize that e-mail 
has emotional limitations," explains lead 
researcher Justin Kruger, Ph.D., associate 
professor of marketing at New York 
University. To help prevent any blowups, 
he recommends that "the sender should 
step back and imagine how the sentence 
might read on the other end . . . and the 
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innocent roois." When in doubt, ask. Or 
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veiyone— male and female 
alike— claims to waiit a 
mate widi a good sense of 
humor. But just what a "good 
sense of humor" means depends 
on your gender, a new study 
finds. When women use the 
timewoni phr ase, they mean 
they want men who make them 
laugh and who End them fumiy, 
too. Men, on the other hand, 
arenl necessarily looking for 
comediennes— they want an 
appreciative audience. 

The difference may result 
from women's biological need to 
be more particulai" about theii" 
mates, savs studv coauthor Sisjal 



Balsliine. Ph.D., associate 
professor of ps\-cholog\'. 
neuroscience and behavior at 
McIVIaster University, in 
Hamilton, Ontario. "Women 
pay more attention to signs of 
qualit)' in a man," says Dr. 
Balslrine. So when a man tells a 
fumi\' joke, women notice and 
assess his performance to 
deteiTuine whether he is wdtrv', 
creati\'e and intelligent— all big 
pluses in a prospective parmer. 
Men can be choosy, too, 
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Hardwired for Helpfulness 



If you've ever held a door for a 
stranger with a stroller, you know 
how right it feels to lend a hand. 
You may think it's good manners, 
but research shows that wanting to 
help out IS a key human trait. 

Babies as young as 18 months try 
to help even adults they don't know 
when they see there's a need, found 



Felix Warneken. a psychology 
researcher at the Max Planck 
Institute for Evolutionary 
Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany. 
Without being prompted or offered 
any reward, the toddlers Warneken 
studied hurried to fetch him objects 
out of his reach or open doors for 
him when his hands were full. "The 



willingness to help develops 
naturally and may not require any 
instruction," Warneken says. 

The urge to help others pushed 
the human species to thrive, says 
Warneken. So when you mow an 
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ere's what my hus- 
band does when he 
isn't working or 
oing something useful around the house: 
le reads. He lies on the sofa and contem- 
lates the fire. He writes a letter-by hand! 
le meets a friend for a beer. He sits on the 
"ont steps and watches the dogs chase 
umblebees or the kids bombard each other 
Ath water balloons. He stands in the )'ard 
nd chats with neighbors who are walking 
leir babies or their dogs. He plays the 
uitar. He naps. 
Here's what I do when I m not working 
r doing something useful around the 
ouse: 

Hold on, I'm thinking. 

The sad truth is, I'm almost never not 



/orking or doing something useful 

round the house. If I talk on the Bv 

hone, I'm wearing a headset and M ARCiARK'l 

)lding laundry at the same time. If RkNKL 



I meet a friend, it's more often to work out together than to sip 
coffee. If the kids are playing happily outside. I'm inside picking 
up the toys they abandoned before the water balloons beckoned. 
I haven't had a nap since 1998. the last year there was a newborn 
in the house. If it weren't for my husband calling, "Come sit on 
the swing with me." I wonder if I'd take an\' downtime at idl. Tlie 
closest I get to it is the hour of reading I allow myself eveiy night, 
but that hour is. in fact, on my to-do list-if I don't read, I'm so 
rewed up diat I can't sleep. 

Okay. I kncnv what you're thinking. But it's really not that ni)- 
husband gets to take it easy because he leaves the drudgen,- to 
me. He's a genuinely liberated man. cooking as many meals as I 
do. folding at least some of the laundn.- and cleaning more bath- 
rooms than I e\ er have. Granted, his standards on all chores arc 
lower than mine (our boys like to count how many boxes and 
cans he opens to prepare dinner), uhich is probably what frees 
him up to unwind and cnjo)' life a lot more than I do. 

I used to be different. I swear. Before kids I had a real knack for 
doing nothing: I lounged in hammocks with abandon, enjoyed 
long Salmday mornings in bed. I don't xvant to be a grim, get- 
through-the-day kind of person, so win' ha\ c I become one? And 
what can I do about it? 

Fa cu if free time miraculously appears in a packed schedule-a 
meeting gets postponed, weekend guests cancel-many women 
can't take pleasure in the unexpected bonus. "If I e\ er 
have an unclaimed cx ening in front of me. my mind auto 
maticallv goes to the s/ioulds" says Ann Bishop, a freelance 
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clean out the guest room, update the Christmas-card list, sort the 
t;ix receipts. 1 iOant to take a bath or read a magazine, but I've 
convinced myself that I don't have enough waking hours in my 
da\' to spend an\' time kicking back." Says Melissa Biem enu, who 
helps run the family fann in Franklinton, Louisiana, "I even feel 
a little guilty when I play with my kids— like I should be doing 
something more constructive." 

This complaint is almost universal in our culture. According to 
Tom Hodgkinson, author of Hoiv to Be Idle, we can thank our 
cultural forebears, the Puritans, for the notion that ever\' hour 
must be spent productivel). For them hard work was the route to 
salvation because it provided distraction from temptation. Hence 
the axiom "idle hands are the devil s workshop." But if history 
and religion have colluded to demonize indolence and reward 
constant work, then why do so many men— not to put too fine a 
point on it— seem utterly at peace with their inner lazy bum? 

"I've decided it's genetic." says Legare Vest, a wife, mother and 
science teacher from Nashville, Temiessee. "Somewhere on the 
Y chromosome, next to the anything-can-be-made-into-a-gun 
gene, is die pace-yourself gene. Multitasking just doesn't seem to 
be in the male DNA." 



The problem-solving 
mind actually 
works best during 
unstructured time 



Vest is on to something, confirms Marianne J. Legato. M.D.. 
founder and director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific 
Medicine at New York City's Columbia University and medical 
adviser to Ladies ' Home Journal. While a man ma\^ work like a 
Irojan at his profession, logging frantic hours at work, when 
he's home, which is not (to him) a sphere for competition or 
endeavor, he's able to relax completely. This biological single- 
mindedness also enables men to tune out a lot of unnecessary' 
stimuli, which ma) explain why they can fail to notice the dust 
bunnies and the sink full of dirty dishes the)' passed on their 
way lo the La-Z-Bo)'. 

The female brain, uy contrast, is much better able to per- 
ceive and process several impressions at the same time-a 
trait that is enhanced after childbirth. According to Dr. 
Legato, estrogen levels rise during pregnancy in a way that 



boosts neural interconnectivit)'. "Women, 
and particularly mothers, are capable of 
activating several areas of the brain 
simultaneously," she says, "far more than 
is the case with men." This tendency 
probabl)- evolved as a survival technique: 
In primitive societies, if a mother couldn't 
focus on a task (gathering food, for in- 
stance) and listen for her children at the 
same time, the family might perish. Unfor- 
tunately, multitasking has endured as a 
trait in those of us «o/at risk of either star\'- 
ing to death or having our infants eaten by 
predators, ^ence we have a much harder 
time savoring the breaks we actuallv allow 
ourselves. As Christine Ives, a stay-at- 
home mom in Morrison. Colorado, puts 
it, "There's always a mile-long list of tasks 
I need to complete, and I feel that list 
hanging over m)- head if I dare sit down." 
Besides, what pleasure can we derive from 
putting up our feet if our multitasking 
brains won't let us ignore the unfolded 
laundry and our culturally conditioned 
consciences beat us up for 
frittering away any of that 
precious time? 

s children we recognized how 
good it felt to experiment with mud or lie 
on the grass and watch ants carr)- off sand- 
wich cmmbs. Now diat we're all grown up, 
we need to know what we'll get out of an 
acdvit)' before we sign on. But aimlessness 
provides a significant payoff. 

For starters, the problem-solving mind 
actuall)' functions best during unstructured 
time. Think of the resting brain as an auto- 
mated version of an old-fashioned card cat- 
alogue: WTien we're engaged in "mindless" 
activities— takino" a stroll, listening to music, 
soaking our feet— our minds are free to sort; 
throu2;h the accumulated information 
stored there, makiiig connections and fmd 
ins; ansvN-ers that a focused, directed mind is 
too busy to make. That's why that bit of 
data you've been struggling to recall— the 
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song l\Tic— often comes to you as you're falling asleep or taking a 
shower. According to Hodgkinson, histor)' is filled with examples 
of the intellectual bounty of idleness: Einstein launched his theo- 
n- of relati\it}' by wondering what it would be like to ride on a 
sunbeam: Newton discovered the law of gravity while sitting in 
an orchard: the premise for the HaiTy Potter books popped into 
J. K. Rowling's mind as she was gazing out a train window. It's 
not that these breakthroughs sprang out of nowhere: All these 
people spent yeai's reading and researching and experimenting in 
their fields before the "aha" moment finally hit. Undirected, 
stress-free moments allow the mind to make connections it can't 
make when focused on a single task, according to R. Keith Saw- 
yer, Ph.D., professor of psychology' at Washington University 
and author of Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation. 
The idle mind literally pulls together seemingly unrelated frag- 
ments of inforaiadon stored in disparate regions of the brain and 
combines them in a way the focused mind can't. 

Relaxadon also provides well-documented health benefits. Su- 
san Wilson, a personal and business coach in Newton, Iowa, 
suffered recurrent health problems— sinus infecdons, back spasms, 
heart palpitations— before concluding that she had to slow down. 



Constant busy-ness 
makes the body run in 
high gear, and that 
stress takes a toll 



"I suffered a lot of guilt when I decided to amend my workaliolic 
ways," she says. "But then the change started to ha\'e undeniably 
positive consequences. I really did get healthier." 

Tliai's because of the way stress afiects both die caidiovasculai" 
and immune systems, according to Michaela Axt-Gadermann. 
M.D.. coauthor of The Joy oj Lawless. Constant bus\ -ness engages 
the sympathetic nervous system, which makes the body run in 
high gear: Blood pressure rises, increasing the risk for circulatoiA" 
disease, heart attack and stroke, and Cortisol floods the blood- 
stieiim, suppressing die inmiuiie system and impairing short-term 
memoiy. Durmg periods of rest and quiet, the parasympathetic 
nervous system takes over— your pulse rate slows, you take deeper 
breadis, blood pressure diops— \vhich allows die immune and cucu- 
latory systems to reset diemselves to nomial fimcrioning. 

As if health and creativity weren't sufficient justification for 



chilling out, consider the benefit to relation- 
ships. "WTien we're all racing along, tiving :^[] 
to get to the next acti\-it\- or juggling three 
things at once, we miss out on the very 
simple pleasure of being with and learning 
about one another," says Carl Honore. 
author of In Praise of Slowness. "And there's a 
wealth of research that shows that children 
of parents who are constantly racing the 
clock, running from pillar to post, end up 
being stressed themselves. They're jusi 
marinated in that atmosphere of anxiet) 
and clock-watching and schedule obses- 
sion." The famiUar T-shirt pronouncemeni 
on this Subject-IF MA\L\ .\IN'T H.^PV, .AIN'I 
NOBODY HAPPY-is no joke: Allowing 
yourself time for a little R Sc R simph^ makes 
you happier, which in turn makes everv'ont 
you lo\'e happier too. 

Perhaps the best-kept secret about idle 
ness is its almost spiritual dimension 
"Doing nothing is an essential part of bein£ 
a fuUy formed human being," Honore says 
"You need time to be active and engaged 
but you also need time to float ai-ound. It' 
in those moments that you ask the big ques 
tions. that you realize who you ai"e. " 

And the loveliest aspect of such floatinj 
is that it's portable. As Honore, a reformec 
"speedaholic," learned while researching hi 
book, time spent doing absolutely nothini 
teaches you how to find the quiet ceiite 
inside y ourself that even one needs to niaki 
it through the inexitable maelstroms. "Now 
e\'en when I'm in fast-moving moments, 
have an inner stillness I didn't have before 
I'd never 2:0 back to roadmnner mode." 

Wilson, the former workaholic, agrees 
"What I used to call 'wasted' time I nov 
call "invested' time," she says. "I'm investini 
in my relationships with my husband an( 
children, and in my physical, emotional an( 
spiritual health. Believe me, we're all hap 
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• Take SINGULAIR once a day, at about the same 
time each day. 

• Take SINGULAIR every day for as long as your 
doctor prescribes it. 

• You may take SINGULAIR with food or without 
food. 

How should I give SINGULAIR oral granules to 
my child? 

Do not open the packet until ready to use. 

SINGULAIR 4-mg oral granules can be given: 

• directly in the mouth; 

• dissolved in 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) of cold or room 
temperature baby formula or breast milk; 

• mixed with a spoonful of one of the following 
soft foods at cold or room temperature: 
applesauce, mashed carrots, rice, or ice cream. 

Be sure that the entire dose is mixed with the food, 
baby formula, or breast milk and that the child is given 
the entire spoonful of the food, baby formula, or breast 
milk mixture right away (within 15 minutes). 

IMPORTANT: Never store any oral granules mixed 
with food, baby formula, or breast milk for use at a 
later time. Throw away any unused portion. 

Do not put SINGULAIR oral granules in any liquid 
drink other than baby formula or breast milk. 

However, your child may drink liquids after swallowing 
the SINGULAIR oral granules. 

What is the daily dose of SINGULAIR for asthma or 
allergic rhinitis? 

For Asthma (Take in the evening): 

• One 10-mg tablet for adults and adolescents 
1 5 years of age and older, 

• One 5-mg chewable tablet for children 6 to 14 
years of age, 

• One 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg 
oral granules for children 2 to 5 years of age, or 

• One packet of 4-mg oral granules for children 
12 to 23 months of age. 

For Allergic Rhinitis (Take at about the same time 
each day): 

• One 10-mg tablet for adults and adolescents 
15 years of age and older, 

• One 5 mg chewable tablet for children 6 to 14 
years of age, 

• One 4-mg chewable tablet for children 2 to 5 years 
of age, or 

• One packet of 4-mg oral granules for children 

2 to 5 years of age with seasonal allergic rhinitis, 
or for children 6 months to 5 years of age with 
perennial allergic rhinitis. 

What should I avoid while taking SINGULAIR? 

If you have asthma and if your asthma is made worse 
by aspirin, continue to avoid aspirin or other medicines 
called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs while 
taking SINGULAIR. 

What are the possible side effects of SINGULAIR? 

The side effects of SINGULAIR are usually mild, and 
generally did not cause patients to stop taking their 
medicine. The side effects in patients treated with 
SINGULAIR were similar in type and frequency to 
side effects in patients who were given a placebo 
(a pill containing no medicine). 

The most common side effects with SINGULAIR include: 

• stomach pain 

• stomach or intestinal upset 

• heartburn 

• tiredness 

• fever 

• stuffy nose 

• cough 

• flu 

• upper respiratory infection 

• dizziness 

• headache 

• rash 

Less common side effects that have happened with 
SINGULAIR include (listed alphabetically): 

agitation including aggressive behavior, allergic 
reactions (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, 
and/or throat, which may cause trouble breathing 
or swallowing), hives, and itching, bad/vivid dreams, 
increased bleeding tendency, bruising, diarrhea, 
drowsiness, hallucinations (seeing things that are 
not there), hepatitis, indigestion, inflammation of 
the pancreas, irritability, joint pain, muscle aches and 
muscle cramps, nausea, palpitations, pins and needles 
numbness, restlessness, seizures (convulsions or 
fits), swelling, trouble sleeping, and vomiting. 



Rarely, asthmatic patients taking SINGULAIR h 
experienced a condition that includes certain syrr 
that do not go away or that get worse. These oc 
usually, but not always, in patients who werete 
steroid pills by mouth for asthma and those ste 
were being slowly lowered or stopped. Althouc 
SINGULjAIR has not been shown to cause this coi 
you must tell your doctor right away If you get 
or more of these symptoms: 

• a feeling of pins and needles or numbness 
arms or legs 

• a flu-like illness 

• rash 

• severe inflammation (pain and swelling) 
sinuses (sinusitis) 

These are not all the possible side effects of 
SINGULAIR. For more information ask yourdo 
or pharmacist. 

Talk to your doctor if you think you have side e 
from taking SINGULAIR. 

General Information about the safe and effecti|i» 
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Medicines are sometimes prescribed for condii 
that are not mentioned in patient information ll 
Do not use SINGULAIR for a condition for whirT 
was not prescribed. Do not give SINGULAIR tol 
people even if they have the same symptoms ^ 
have. It may harm them. Keep SINGULAIR ano 
medicines out of the reach of children. 

StOie SINGULAIR at 25'C (77 F). Protect from n-jw. 
anj^ light. Store in original package. I 

This leaflet summarizes information about SIN(M|' 
If you would like more information, talk to yotr I 
doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor • 
information about SINGULAIR that is written f 
health professionals. 

What are the ingredients in SINGULAIR? 

Active ingredient: montelukast sodium 

SINGULAIR chewable tablets contain asparta 
source of phenylalanine. 

Phenylketonurics: SINGULAIR 4-mg and 5-mg ell 
tablets contain 0.674 and 0.842 mg phenylalar 
respectively. i 

Inactive ingredients: 

• 4-ma oral granules : mannitol, hydroxypn|/)« 
cellulose, and magnesium stearate. 

• 4-mg and 5-mq chewable tablets : mannit 
microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl clllK 
red ferric oxide, croscarmellose sodium, am 
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• lO-mg tablet : microcrystalline cellulose, 
lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose somi 
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What is asthma? 

Asthma is a continuing (chronic) inflammatiol 
bronchial passageways which are the tubes tfj 
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Symptoms of asthma include: 

• coughing 

• wheezing 

• chest tightness 

• shortness of breath 

What is allergic rhinitis? 

• Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hafew 
is triggered by outdoor allergens such as p BWj 
from trees, grasses, and weeds. 

• Perennial allergic rhinitis may occur year-rcp^ 
and is generally triggered by indoor allergf 
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• Symptoms of allergic rhinitis may incli.'de: 

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THE MISSION: Fight Frizz 

Frizz is something curly folks are all too familiar with, reports Cheri 
McMaster, principal hair scientist for Pantene. "Nearly 80 percent 
of people with wavy and curly hair have frizz, which is created by 
errant hairs that don't twist and turn in the same direction as the rest 
of the hair," says McMaster, adding that some straight-haired women 
have a few strays, too. Of course, summer s high heat and lumiidity 
exacerbate frizz because the natural tendency of hair is to suck 
in moisture from the environment, which can triple a strand s size. 
The result, of course, is major frizz. 



n summer curly hair wants nothing 
nore than to do what it's meant 
o do— curl! And the only difference 
letween smooth, bouncy curls 
nd frizzy, fuzzy ones is a matter 
>f choosing the right product and 
pplying it correctly. First, saturate 
■very strand with a curl-enhancing 
ream that's made for your hair 
ype, whether it's thin- or thick- 
extured. (If your hair is very coarse, 
idd an anti-frizz serum to the mix.) 
hen— and this is crucial— do not touch 
our hair since doing so will only 
■ncourage frizz. "The more you 
nanipulate it, the more likely you 
ire to disturb its shape," says Mark 
iarrison, a celebrity stylist and salon 
»wner in New York City. Once your 
lair is approximately 90 percent dry, 
ID ahead and loosen the curls 
vith your fingers. 



THE RESCUE 

First, remember that your anti-frizz strategy begins in the shower. Start 
with a silicone-based shampoo for smoothing down the cuticle, such 
as (1) John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Ahead Daily Shampoo. S.3.99, 

followed b\- the matchino; conditioner. 
Nc.\t, create a barrier between your 
hair and the environment with a 
coatins; of an anti-frizz stvlcr. such 
as (2) Pantene Pro-V Rcstorati\es 
Frizz Control E.xtra-Strength 
Serum. $4.99. Finally whether you 
decide to blow-dry your hair straight 
or let it dry on its own, follow up with a 
spritz of conditioning hair spray. \Vc 
like (3) KMS California FlatOut 
Anti-Humidity Seal. $15.9,5. 
which helps keep that wretched 
hinnidity out of ) Our hair and in the 
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A/hile we'll always love the playfulness 
jf a ponytail, there's a "new" hairdo 
n town: the sleek braid. A braid not 
)nly keeps your hair away from your 
ace just as effectively as a ponytail, 
3Ut it also lets you condition your 
lair as you go about your day, with 
10 one the wiser. "In fact, you can 
nake a moisturizing treatment your 
iole styling product," recommends 
3arrison. (If your hair is curly, you 
ihould also use a bit of gel to tame 
jny flyaways.) Remember to keep the 
jraid simple and close to your head, 
>ff the nape of your neck and hanging 
;traight down: Anything higher will 
ook too childish. 



THE MISSION: Boost Limp Locks 

Women with fine and limp hair face a year-round dilemma that worsens 
in summer. The main culprit-just as it is for curly-haired people-is 
humidity, which weakens the hold of your styling products, says 
McMaster. "'Also, fine hair has less strength and substance than thicker 
hair-like the difference between a thread and a piece of wool-making 
it harder to create lift," she says. Summer's heat also activates the oil 
glands on the scalp, so if your hair is already oily, you can expect even 
more issues. Sort of makes you wish for winter's return, doesn't it? 

THE RESCUE 

Its imperative that you shampoo often, ideally with a volumizing 
shampoo, such as (1) LOreal Paris Vive Pro Style and Body Infusing 
Shampoo. $4.99. A volumizing shampoo will rid the scalp of the oil that 
drags your hair down, as well as help thicken your hair before you add 
any styling products. If you hate the idea of shampooing every day. then 
keep a dry shampoo handy, such as (2) Fekkai Wash Wear Instant 
Shampoo Spray. $20. which attracts and lifts product buildup and oil 
off the hair. Instead of using a traditional conditioner, saturate your wet 
hair with a lightweight yet hydrating leave-in conditioner, such as (3) 
CO. Bigelow Leave-in Conditioning Detangling Spray, $12. How you 
style your wet hair also plays a big role in how it will look when it's dry. 
Therefore, use styling products that promise "high hold" (these are less 
vulnerable to the melting powers of humidity) and 
tareet vour roots with the heat of vour blow- 
dryer to create height. "Use a small round 
brush and let hair cool down before pulling 
the brush away. This will help the hair set 
into that shape." says Wayne \'inccnt. 
owner of New York City s Red 
Salon and an Emmy-nominated 
h a i r s [ y 1 i s t for Owf ' Lift' to Lii r. 

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Wonderful 
Waves 



THE MISSION: Softer Strands 

As if naturally di )- and brittle hair weren't enough of a challenge, 
damaged hair— hair with split ends and breakage caused by over- 
stvlins; and coloring;— will make vou work even harder. "The sun reallv 
works against colored hair," says McMaster. "Ultraviolet radiation 
breaks apart proteins in the cuticle and bleaches out some of the color 
molecules. Color shifts and becomes brassy and orange." 

THE RESCUE 

Gettmg your stiff hair under control in the summer is a matter of 
smarter hair habits. For starters, treat your hair to a cleansing and 
hydrating shampoo, such as (1) Umberto Beverly Hills M 
Moisturizing Shampoo, $8.99, followed by 
a hair mask. We like (2) Sunsilk Hydra 
TLC Multi-Symptom mask, $3.59, 
and recommend using it as often as 



once a week. When you're ready to 
st) le-or before you take a dip in 
the pool-coat your hair with 
a protective spray, such as 
(3) Ouidad Summer Shield, 
$20. which guards against 
the sun's ultraviolet rays. In 
fact, it's always smart to have — - 

a conditioning and replenishing ^- 
product in \ ()ur hair belore exposing 
it to water. " Your hair won't grab 
the chlorine or salt water because 
it's protected by the conditioner," says 
Simone Ciorobara. a hair st)'list for the 
\'alery Joseph Salon, in New York Cit)'. And 
don't forget to schedule vou'" next trim. 



Nothing else fixes those split ends! 




Wavy hair, a beautiful combination 
of straight and curly, is undeniably 
sexy. Straight-haired types will need 
to get started with a curling iron, while 
curly girls will first need to blow-dry 
their hair until it's fairly straight. Then 
mist the hair with a wax spray or light 
pomade, says Garrison, and separate 
the hair into several half-inch-wide 
sections. Wrap each section around 
the barrel of an iron from the midshaft! 
do not curl the ends. This will ensure 
that you get a cool, rumpled look 
that's not too "done." Another option 
is to spray slightly damp hair with hair 
spray or spray gel, wrap several pieces 
around sponge rollers before going to 
sleep. You'll love the result! 



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1 Gray Matters 

Get a lightweight jersey 
jress ready for fall by 
adding a cozy 
turtleneck and tights. 
Dress, City Unltd., 
$129. Turtleneck, Chan 
Luu, $64. Coat, Sisley, $219. 
Shoes, Tara Subkoff for 
Easy Spirit. Tights, DKNY, 
$12.50. Necklaces, both 
Gerard Yosca. Bracelets, Liz 
Claiborne Jewelry, $30 
each. Bag, Jewels by Julie 
Knapp at Supplements NY. 

2 Working Girl 

You'll be as confident as 
Mary Richards in this retro ^ 



bow-blouse dress. Layer it 
with knits worn under, over 
or both. Dress, Diane von 
Furstenberg, $298. Turtle- 
neck, Gap, $24.50. Vest, 
Jones New York Sport, $54. 
Shoes, Michael Kors. Tights, 
Capezio, $14. Bracelets, 
Viktoria Hayman at Supple- 
ments NY, $138 and $118. 

3 Blue Heaven 

Elegant silk crepe de chine 
goes daytime in this 
blouson-style shirtdress. 
Dress, Joseph, $378. Boots, 
MICHAEL Michael Kors, 
$279. Stockings, Hanes 
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This fine wool knit dress is 
a quick work look. Add 
leggings or tights and 
you're done. Dress. Banana 
Republic. $88. Shoes, 
Stuart Weitzman. $250. 
Leggings, Hue, $11. 
Necklace, Roxanne Assoulin 
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MICHAEL Michael Kors. 




5 Swing Time 

For fall warmth, wear 
boots, tights and a turtle- 
neck with this great cotton 
dress. Dress, Paul & Joe for 
Target, $29.99. Turtleneck. 
L.L. Bean, $39. Boots, 
Michael Kors. Tights. Hue, 
$11. Belt. Streets Ahead at 
Notanonymous. Bracelet, 
Roxanne Assoulin for Lee 
Angel. Bag, Rafe. 

6 Positively 
Electric 

This full-cut electric-blue 
jersey dress is fabulously 
forgiving. Dress, Kenneth 
Cole, $198. Jacket, Newport 
News. $159. Boots, Ann 
Taylor Loft, $119. Leggings, 
Hue, $11. Necklace, $120, 
bracelet, $80, both Vicky 
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Dposite page: Geometry 
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ap jacket with its three- 
larter-wide sculpted sleeves, 
opped armhole and face- 
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t a notch. A bell-sleeved 
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ise. Jacket, Club Monaco, 
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r Target, $24.99. Pants, $79, 
)0ts, $110, both Kenneth 
)le Reaction. Silver necklace, 
tnneth Cole New York, $56. 
jcklace, Chan Luu, $190. 



This page: Images of Twiggy 
and Carnaby Street will come 
to mind when you mix and 
match a black-and-white 
pinstripe puff-shouldered 
pantsuit, white ruffled shirt 
and black sweater vest 
together with red patent 
leather boots and a black 
pull-down knit cap. The high- 
waisted wide-legged pants 
are roomy and comfortable. 
Blazer, $189, pants, $99, 
both City Unltd. Shirt, Ann 
Taylor Loft, $44. Vest, Gap, 
$38. Boots, Stuart Weitzman. 
Necklaces, Josette at 
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Umbrella, Marimekko, $45. 



josite page: Remember 
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iCt's face facts. At some point your child is going to have 
sex— and it may well be before you think she or he is ready. Some 
13 percent of girls and 15 percent of boys are no longer virgins by 
the age of 15. By 17 about 40 percent of teens have had sex. 

Your concern is well placed. Younger adolescents may not be 
ready for the emotional complexities of sexual relationships. And 
more than a quarter of younger teens who have sex don't protect 
themselves against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. 

You probably knew that open communication about sex helps 
teens wait. Talking to your kids early and often about your values 
is key. That hasn't changed, but two new studies offer unexpected 
specifics about what else you can do to slow teenagers down. 

Young women who have close bonds with their fathers are only 
about half as likely to have sex with their boyfriends as girls who 
ha\'e poor rapport with their dads, according to research from die 
University- of Texas at Austin. "Girls who have high-quality' rela- 
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The latest research 
on what really makes 
teens wait 



"They're less likely to base their self-wo: 
on the opijiions of male peers because they 
aheady feel valued by their dads." Dr. Reg- 
nerus reminds us that it's important foi 
fathers to stay invoh'ed with their daugh-| 
ters— even when it's not clear if thev're wd- 
come. "Dads shouldn't just be pushovers." he 
sa\'s. "But discipline is most effecti\-e when it's 
clear that die fadier lo\ es liis daughter, too." 

Close-knit communides, in which neigh- 
bors feel able to interv ene if they see others' 
kids misbeha\ing, also deter teens from early 
sex. A study of 80 Chicago neighborhoods 
found that children who grew up in such 
cohesive aieas tended to have sex later than 
other kids, regardless of income level. When 
teens know that they're watched over by a 
whole network of adults, they beha\ e with 
more restraint, says study coauthor Jeanne 
Brooks-Gunn. Ph.D.. professor of child devel- 
opment at Columbia University, in New 
York City. "Wlien diere's a sense of shared 
responsibility, if your teen swears at a store- 
keeper, you know about it before he gets 
home." she says. To achieve this atmosphere, 
engage with your neighbors, whether throu^ 
religious or civic organizations, sports or 
other social acri\iries that bring ) ou together. 

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ometimes you just find yourself in a cash crisis. Maybe 
you're having an emergency root canal, maybe a pipe bursts and 
floods your kitchen. In the best-case scenario, you have savings 
set aside for just such a catastrophe— but if you don't, you may 
have to borrow the money. 

"WTien you need cash quickly, there are sav\y ways \ou can 
get it," says Gerri Detweiler, author of Slash lour Debt. "But there 
are also bad-and ugly-choices." The tough part is telling them 
apart. Read on for the surprising truth. 

^TIONS 

Home equity lines of credit. One of the best choices is to 
bonow agamst die \ ;ilue oi your home. At press time, interest 
rates on home eciuity lines of credit av erage 8 percent. Although 
significantly higher dian they were one yea:" ago. diese rates are still 
hu- lower di;ui rates for almost any other source of quick ftinding. 

Typically, if you have a home equity line of credit, you can get 
a loan withm 24 houis. Because these loans are initially stmc- 
tured as interest-only, minimum monthly payments tend to be 
very low. II you borrowed Si. 000 at 8 percent, you'd only owe 
$6.67 a month in interest (ihoudi eventualh' vou woidd need to 



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pay back the $1,000 piincipal, too). The 
is a prepayment option, and for $3 1 a moni 
you could pay off the $1,000 loan with i 
terest in three years; for $87 you could pa] 
it off in one year. Best of all, the interesi 
pa)Tnents may be deductible, depending on 
your particular tax situadon. 

To take advantage of home equir\- credii 
you of course need to own your home, 
you're unemployed or piling up debt, yo 
application for a line of credit may be 
rejected by a lender, so it's wise to open 
your line before you need it. Having thai 
borrowing power available actually helps M 
your credit rating. One caveat: Don't forgel 
that the collateral in a home equirv' loan is, 
in fact, your house. Tme, home equity lend' 
ers are unlikeh" to snatch your house for z |(j 
single late payment. But though foreclO' 
sures are rare (they happen in far less that 
1 percent of home equity loans), it's nol 
worth putting your home at risk for any 
thing less dian an emergency. 



Loans from family. Borrowing froir{ 
relatives or friends can make sensej 
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is going to ask for more than 10 percent and 
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you to put everything in writing. Simple prom- 
isson' note fonns are available at office supply 
stores and online sites such as •a'lvzv.nolo.com. 
Using one of these forms will force you to 
clarify the loan s terms— whether penalties will ^ 
be exacted for late payments, for instance— and 
will prevent both parties from growing vague about what their 
obligations are. "'Friend and family loans tend to cause strife 
when people remember the terms differently." says Michael 
Kiesh. a certified financial planner at M.D. Kiesh Financial Ser- 
vices, in Islandia, New York. "So get it in vvTiting!" By the same 
token, pa)' with checks or money orders rather dian cash so that 
there's a record of each and every transaction. 

Credit cards. Surprisingly, your credit cards ma\' actually 
be a good source of ready cash. People tend to overlook this 
option because the terms look downright frightening. On a 
credit card cash advance, the average interest rate is currently 
17.7 percent, and there's often a onetime processing fee (ty-pically 
3 percent of the amount borrowed). If you don't pay back the 
loan quickly, it can get very expensive very- fast. 

But if you're careful, a credit card cash advance can pro\ e to be 
an unexpectedly good option. For one thing, it allows you to get 
your money immediately. There are no forms to fill out and often 
it's as easy as going to an ATM. And if you borrow $500 and pay 
it back within a month, the total cost of the loan will be just 
$22.38, including the transaction fee. But if you wait a year to pay 
the money back, the cost of the loan balloons to $565.80. 

Charging an expense, when possible, rather than paying it off 
with a cash advance can be an even better option. On any new 
charges, most credit cards offer a one-month grace period. If— and 
only if -you can pay off the card within that time frame, you'll 
ha\ c managed an interest-free loan. 

WORST OPTIONS 

Personal bank loans. It may seem surprising, but this 
standby is definitely a dud. You won't get your money 
quickly: You'll fill out forms galore and undergo plenty of 
scrutiny, and the appro\ al process may drag out for se\eral 
weeks. After all that, you won't get great terms, either. At press 
time, the average interest rate on a personal bank loan is 14.8 



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percent. That's actually 
higher than the average 
rate on a credit card pur- 
chase: 14.2 percent. 

Payday loans. Per 

haps you"\e driven 
by a brightly lit store 
front advertising one of 
these services and \von 
dered \vhether it would 
be a good option in a 
quick-cash crisis. Don't 
even think ci^out it! These loans should be 
avoided at ftll costs, literally. 

Payday lenders offer to float you some 
cash until your next pay check. You simply 
write them a check postdated two weeb 
hence, or whenever your next salary pay- 
ment comes in. Tliey charge a fee. typically 
$15 for eveiy $100 diey loan. If you borrow 
$500, diat means a $75 fee. That ti-anslates 
into an annual percentage rate (APR) of 390 
percent— and it rarely stops there. WTien pay- 
day ani\ es and die loan comes due. borrow 
ers who don't ha\"e die $575 will haxe their 
loans rolled over, but wAxh. an additional 15 
percent fee. biinging the total to $661. In a 
yeai". the APR could hit four digits. "Payday 
loans ar e a complete rip-off," says Scott Bilker, 
founder of DebtSmart.com. 

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Title loans. In diese shady deals, not 
e\en legal in some states, a company 
lends you money in exchange for the tide tc 
your car. Borrowers are usually- asked t 
hand over a set of car keys and rvpicaUy rel 
ceive no more than a third of the car's value, 
As for fees, it's standard for tide lenders tc 
chai-ge $25 for every $100 borrowed. Mosi 
tide loans are due in a month, but as with a 
payday loan, lenders try to keep roUing then 
o\ er— and charging you. Miss a payment datf 
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Our Sisters, Our Selves 



C s make 

the truest 
fr: V r do 

ail good friends 
become like 
sisters? As my 
two girls expand 
their social 
circles, I hope 
their special 
bond stays 
strong forever 



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■una is in the next room, 
laughing. She has the deepest of 
belly laughs, a full-throttle expres- 
sion of joy. ""Come in here. Mom- 
my," she says. "Can you please ' . - — \ 
bring me the phone?" 

I enter her room and see that she is sitting on the floor, wearing 
a pail of underwear on her head. It's pink Dora the Explorer 
underweai and it fits snug, like a bathing cap. "I ha\ e to call Zoe!" 
she says. '■\\'ait until she hears that I am wearing undenvear on 
my head! She's going to laugh so hard it's gonna make her e\e- 
balls pop out." 

Tlie words "eyeballs pop out" only make her laugh harder. 
"Eyeballs!" she sa\ s. "Pop out! Ha Im ha!" She is so \ en- ... 7. 

Tliat I don't fully appreciate Anna's joke is secondan,- to my 
iiucresi in her need to share this moment with Zoe. one of her 
first grade classmates. But I guess I shouldn't be so bewildered. 
Is a joke c\ en funny if none of your peers are ar ound to heai^ it? 

Peers. Lately, everything for Anna has been: Zoe. Morgan. 
Kaitlin. Nick. Michael. Tliis is a new influence in the world of my 
little family. Up until very recendy my girls sensed as each other's 
peer. Anna and Sasha. That was the unit. No one else required. 
Anna would look to Sasha. two years younger than her. for vali- 
dation of her jokes and fears, and likewise Sasha would look to 




Anna. For so long it was just the two 
them, linked in a mutual fascination 
mud-pie making or stone skipping or lonj 
afternoons pretending to be "Sweetie" an 
"Darling. " Anna would be Sweetie and Sal 
sha would be Darling, or vice \ ersa, the iw 
superheroes going on journeys bey ond th^ 
clouds and into the stars to rescue the tooth 
fair)\ or just to shop for shoes. 

Well, if those da)'s aren't over, the}- arc 
certainly numbered. The neat little socia* 
s) stem of our home has been upended, sh 
tered. arranged into a brand-new chaos. 

Peers. 

Now Anna is sitdng on die living-roo 
chair, the phone to her eai". the underwe 
still on her head, and she is telling Zoe 
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cmne to create this magnificent e\ent. "And then I 
was in m)' sock drawer, and I saw these underweai'. 
and I said. now. what are you doing in the sock, 
drawer? Ha lui ha! \ was talking to my underwear!" 

Sasha walks in, sees her sister like this, and says, 
"Ahhhr 

"Sshs/i." Anna sa) S. "because I am on the phone." 

Sasha would like some infoiTnation. "What is go- 
ing on? Who ar e you talking to? Can I talk? Why 
do you have underwear on your head?" 

"Ss/is/i!" And so the little one is waved away. 

Ug/i. What litde sister doesn't know this one? My 
ov\Ti sister Claire, two years older than me, dumped 
me for Shaion Hampton when I was 8, and the two 
of them deemed me "stinky." I did not survive that transition witli- 
out considerable agony. But sooner or later I came to understand 
that friends have much to offer that sisters can't. To find a person 
who is right where you are. sharing your same stage of interests, 
your same emotional requirements, your same questions, is to 
have a shield, a protection against the big bad world, as you go 
about figuring it out. To have someone who really understands all 
the ways in which you ar e ti-ving to make sense of the world is to 
have found a most vital Hnk to order. A sibling may be this, for a 
time, but the laws of nature deem that sooner or later all siblings 
turn, if only temporarily, stinky. 

Even as adults it goes on this way. of course. We all move in 
and out of friendships, depending on life stages. Old friends 
become like sisters, soldiers with whom we've survived batdes. 
We move from college friends to work friends, from single 
friends to married friends to mom friends. It's natural. It's impor- 
tant. It can be a matter of sunaval. But what you do with your 
old friends, the old "units " who once sen ed you so well but are 
no longer quite so essential, is what I think defines the stuff of 
your sociability. 

Nowadays, as I watch Anna and Sasha with their first real sets 
of friends, I find myself calling Claire, and my eldest sister Kiis- 
tin, a lot more often. It's not that we'\ e drifted that far- apai t-only 
that these days I \alue the connection that much more intense!)-. 

As for Sasha, well, ever since Anna hooked up with her ne\N- 
friends. Sasha has found her own future in Makenzie, L\Tic and 
Oracle. On one hand I'm happy to see my girls exercising these 
brand-new muscles. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel threat- 
ened by the end of the Anna-Sasha unit. Maybe they've had 
a prolonged riui of it. seeing as we live in the middle of no- 
where with no neighborhood kids to ride bikes with. By isolat- 
ing them maybe l\c encouraged the prolonging. I want to 
keep them young. I want to keep myself young. I want the world 
to stop turning so fast. 



any 



Like 

mom, I do 

what I 
can to keep 

my kids' 
connection 
alive 



si 



WTiat Anna and Sasha 
to each other, how they main-, 
tain their relationship within 
the context of all new players| (Ji 
will be their lifelong test. Like 
an)' mother. I do what I can 
to help keep m)- kids" cormec- 
tion alive. 

Still wearing the Dora 
headgear, Anna is wrapping ^ 
up her conversation with Zee 
with the announcement that!,] 
Mrs. Itkin, a teacher, w-as 
^ spotted eating french fries 
with her boyfriend. "No. not her husband," 
Anna says. "That's her bo)friend." There is 
some dispute about this. Does Mrs. Itkin 
have a husband or a boyfriend? Or a hus-. 
band and a bo)friend? Yes. Anna and 
conclude. Mrs. Itkin must have both. Hjji 
Is that weird? They decide to figure this onl 
out later. 

I spot Sasha walking up the hall. She is 
think, no fool. She is wearing a pair 
SpongeBob underwear on her head. I ''^ 
motion for her to wait. I ask Anna to say 
good-bye to Zoe. I tell her that Sasha has 
sometlring to show her that will make her 



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eyeballs pop out. f 

Sasha saunters in. "Sweetie. I got a neW '5' 
hat," she announces, throwing her anus in ^■ 
the air, all pizzazz. t''' 

"Oh, Darling!" Anna says. "It's fabu- 
lous! 

"Shall we get some mby earrings to go 
with it. Sweetie?" 

"Let's go to the casde and tell the queen iir| 
to open our treasure chest." Sweetie says, atu 

"But we'll need a map!" Darling says, lis 
peeling through the leg holes of tlie under- 'Sul 
\vear for some crayons and paper. 

Soon the two of them are twirling and 
spinning around the room wearing their 
underwear headgear, so naturally I grab 
the phone, eager to find one of my moin 
friends who might help me understand 
why this ridiculous picture leaves me feel f, 
ing so proud. 6 



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When men say "uh-huh," they might 
mean a hundred different things. 
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one her husband means, and when 




hey- say Eskimos have a hundied words for snow. But diat"s 
nothing. Husbands have one word that can mean at least a 
hundred thin2:s. 

Tliat word is "uh-huh." 

It's a simple fne-letter word that has led to more marital four- 
letter words than any other. Wi\ es knou- that if their husbands 
could they would probably respond "uh-huh" to c\cy\- sentence 
e\cr spoken to them. And since uh-huh can basically be defined 
as any \ ariant of "yes." "maybe" or "are you talking to me?" wives 
would ne\ cr know what we really mean. 

I'm thinking this could be why the law has always insisted that, 
at weddings, we come right out and clearly- say "I do." 

Diane and I rccendy had a chat about my "uh-huh-ing." She is 
acaially quite die connoisseur of uh-huh. since she is a ficdon wiiter 
whose best scenes re-create the sometimes sub-\'erbal communica- 
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term than most people, she still has a low 
tolerance for anything less than being wor- 
shipped. She hates beijig ignored— or. worse, 
getting the uli-huh she knows is supposed to 
convince her she is 7wt being ignored. 

'"Actually." she began, "women say uh- 
huh much more than men do-especially 
when talking to one another. But to us it! 
always means the same thing— it's our \\ ay 
encouraging someone to go on. to let them 
know \ve're listening. In fact, if a woman' 
uh-huhs her husband, it's because ivhilc she's 
listening, she's probably also cleaning or tak- 
ing care of kids or otherwise mukitasking. 

"Men who uh-huh aren't trying to multi- 
task—their goal in life is to ;«a««task." Diane 
continued. "You guys just want to sit therq 
with your mouths open like inflatable dolls.; 
If you ever see a woman sitting perfectly; 
still saying uh-huh, call the doctor. She may | 
be ha\ ing a stroke." 

I nodded, knowing better than to say 
anything, lest it be misconstrued (or worse, 
accurately constmed). 

Listead. I deh ed into the scientific literature 
on uh-huh. It turns out that Diane is right: 
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term two to three times as often as 
men do. And one study showed they 
interpreted it as a way of saving, "rm 
listening. Please tell me more." 

However, the men in the stud}' 
interpreted the term as "express 
uncertainty." But I'd say "uncer- 
tainty" is just the tip of the ambiva- 
lence iceberg. Here aie some of the 
things I mean when saying uh-huh 
to Diane: Yes. No. Maybe. Maybe 
not. I acknowledge what \'ou"re say- 
ing but don t agiee with it. I agree 
with what you re saying but don t 
feel like acknowledging it. I see your 
point. I don t see your point. I wasn t 
listening to anything you just said 
and would feel stupid asking you to 
say it again. I really want to listen, 
but Tm grogg)- from exertion. I 
really want to listen— to The Sopranos. 
so can we continue diis com ersarion 
when die show's o\'er. if I'm still up? 

And: Is there any of that pie left.-* 

Luckily, though Diane knows intel- 
lectually how man)' different diings I 
might mean, she is still willing to put 
up widi my uh-huh-ing, but onl)' to a 
point. As long as it's not egiegious, 
and I occasionally look over and make 
eye contact, she will continue talking 
as if we are actually ha\ing a coii\'er- 
sarion. But then I'll go one uli-huh too 
far. And suddenl)' a tornado of emo- 
tion v\ill touch down. 

"Don't you uh-huh me!" 

And e\'en though this ^\■ould be 
the perfect time to duck into the 
bathroom. I've learned to remain 
perfectly still in the hopes of sta\ing 
off the ine\itable. 

Please God. no-not die pop quid 

If I'm lucky— and I haven't been 
incliing the T\' \'olume up too mucli 
during the "conversation""— I might 
know the basic subject r\'e been uh- 
huh-ins tluoush and be able to eke 
out a passmg giade. If Tni unlucky, 
well, it could be a long night. 



One of my basketball buddies has 
a rather-elaborate formula for uh-! 
huh usage. He suggests husbands 
begin marriage with a 50-50 ratio of 
passive-to-acri\'e listening in spous 
conversations. The goal, he says, 
gettiag to a ratio of 20 percent listen 
ing and 80 percent pretending— while 
at the same time making the ^^'if( 
believe the ratio is 80-20 the odia 
way. This is done, he says, b)' spnn 
kling various response-like phras- 
among the uh-huhs. There are "nc 
kidding'" and "that's amazii 
The$p"s "repetition for effect""— repeat 
ing her last \vords and conmienting 
"So you liked the blue corn chipi 
better? Hnunm." Or. tr\' more over 
PDAs— passive display's of attention- 
like the pseudo-questions "really?' 
and "you don t say? " Only as a las 
resort does he suggest an in-contex 
question, one that actually follow! 
up on details of die "conversation.' 

None of diis. b\' the \vay. is encour 
aged here at die Stephen Fried Schoo 
of Husbandry. 

Tlie iron)' is that uh-huh can hav< 
positi\'e uses around die house. I'-w 
used it to mean yes. emphatically 
)'es: uh-HUH! Tve used it to shoMj 
unfeigned fascination with somei 
thing m)' wife is saying: uh-huuuuh. 

And Diane recenth' admitted td 
me that there's a slight de\iation o| 
uh-huh that can actually have aphro 
disiac qualities. "I think adding an : 
to it makes it very sexy." she said 
"Do it a few times in a row duiing i 
conversation, and see how the moo( 
changes."" 

Umm-hmnm. 



Next month: What makes husbands 
jealous 

Have questions or conimaits for Stephm 
Fried? E-mail him at Ihj.heartqfa 
lmsband@nuredith.com. Tou can also 
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After Hurricane Katrina, some 10,000 pets were lost, sick, 
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.ately when Susan Eddlestone. D.V.M.. relaxes in her Baton 
Rouge. Louisiana, home, one of her favorite things to do is watch 
Ozzie, her nine-pound poodle mLx, drag around his enormous 
stufied to\'s. He is Superdog in his canine imagination, capable of 
lugging dinosaurs and whales many times his size around and 
aiotind as he scampers. 

"Go. Ozzie!" Dr Eddlestone shouts, filled \vith unpai-alleled jo)-. 
The litde dog she plucked off the streets of Katiina-ra\ aged New 
Orleans injanuan has a home, a life and a calling, such as it is. 

People sometimes ask her: Why Ozzie? Dr. Eddlestone. an 
assistant professor at the School of VeterinaiA- Medicine at Loui- 



siana State Um\ ersity. in Baton Rouge, led 
an effort to shelter more than 2,000 animals 
from the Gulf Coast last year, so how did 
she end up keeping this one? 

"Well, it wasn't like I was looking for a 
pet." says Dr. Eddlestone. 42. widi a laugh. "I 
kind of had my hands— and my house— full." 

It was chaos. Nearly all of her famil)' lived 
in New Orleans" St. Bernard Parish, where 
she grev\- up, wliich became submerged after 
die le\-ees famously and tragically broke. Her 
family members got out in time, fleeing more 
than 80 miles north to Baton Rouge. 

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doors to her aging parents, her 
sister Janel and husband Ralph, 
d\eu- 5-yeai"-old son. Riess, his two 
dogs and his beloved box turtle. 
Later her brother, Kenny, and his 
wife. Domia. moved in, along with 
sons Brandon. 10. and Ken. 15. 

"Yeah, we were cramped." she 
deadpans. "People just sleeping 
evei"\'whcre. But mostly we were 
all in shock." Dr. Eddlestone was 
the family's rock. But that was 
nothing compared with the du- 
ties she assumed on behalf of the 
thousands of Katrina evacuees 

who had no relatives to take them in-and no place for 
their pets while they stmggled to survive. People were 
fleeing to Baton Rouge in droves, filling makeshift shel- 
ters-where, for reasons of hygiene, safety and overcrowding, 
there was just no room for their pets. 

Those were the animals that Dr. Eddlestone and her team of 
LSU vets sheltered, opening the doors of the universitv^'s Parker 
Coliseum. It"s a massive facility approaching the size of Madison 
Square Garden. In a matter of hours Dr. Eddlestone and the col- 
leagues with whom she noiTnally shared routine veterinar\- duties 
at the university turned that place into one enormous animal 
shelter. They giabbed medical supplies, kennels, fans and any- 
thing else they could find that might pro\ e useful. Word tra\'eled 
fast: Take your pet to LSU. Drop your pet there. They'll take 
care of it while you figure out how to sunive. 

By Wednesday, just days after the hurricane hit. Dr. Eddlestone 
had ,50 homeless pets in tlie shelter's caie. One da\' later: 500. Soon 
enough that ntimber would hit 2,000. "People were coming in so 
distratight." Dr Eddlestone recalls, "some of them ver\^ iU. dehy- 
drated ;md star\ed. but they would come to us first to make sure 
theii- pet was taken care of For so many of these people their pets 
were the only hope they had. And I was in charge of their hope. 
Tliat. ain-way, was how I looked at it." The protector of hope. 

It was a logistical nightmare, not to mention exhausting. The 
team worked around the clock, taking turns sleeping on the one 
mattress set up in the one air-conditioned room where they kept 
records ol e\ ery animal and ever\' known ov\Tier, many of whom 
were able to provide cell phone numbers as contacts. Hundreds 
of dogs and cats, turtles, snakes, squirrels, and a pot-beUied pig. 
Hundreds upon hundreds of animals all under one hot metal 
roof-and hundreds of \-olunteers comins in each da%. 

Slowly, bv October, one h\- one the evacuees came back to 



Seeing reunionj 



After his rescue, 
"hope returned to 
Ozzie's eyes," says 
Dr. Eddlestone 



reclaim their animals. An old cou 
pie seeing their Chihuahua again 
A litde girl embracing her goldei 
retriever. A burly old guy with tat 
toos brought to his knees by th( 
sight of his tiny dachshund scanl 
pering to him. 

like that." she says. "It really wai 
all the validadon I needed." 

For the next seven weeks Di 
Eddlestone and her coworker! 
contintied running the shelter u; 
til January-, when all the pets ha( 
either been reclaimed (all bu 
abGut 200 were), moved to foste: 
homes or placed in permaneni 
shelters that Dr. Eddlestone am 
her coworkers personally ap 
proved. Meanwhile, her parent 
decided to stay in Baton Rouge, puttin 
down new roots like so many others di; 
placed by the mighr\- storm 

With her primai*\' rescue work finishei 
Dr. Eddlestone uaveled to New Orleans ti 
assist in rescue efforts there— abandoned 
mals had sunived on theu" own months afti 
the stomi. One of them, a poodle mix, w; 
lying on a garbage bag, nearly star\-ed t 
death and practically hairless. He was aggres' 
sive, snarling, biting— ever\'one was afraid o| 
him. '"Hopeless," that's what people said. 

Dr. Eddlestone looked at him. A jangle ol 
bones— she could see liis \'eins through 
skin— growling like a ferocious maniac. Hi 
was hardly die adorable puppy you associl 
ate with love at fiist sight. And maybe that's 
what got to her— he was so seemingly unlovi 
able. She looked into his eyes— dark bro 
and so full of yearning. No, this creatun 
was not vicious. He was simply terrified, 
"And I was like, "No more bad can happe: 
to this dog. Nothing!' ' 

Ozzie. If there is a final symbol of the: 
power of hope for Dr. Eddlestone. it is Ozzi( 
snoozing on his chair after a busy hour Oi 
Superdog work, his enormous stuffed toy! 
screwii about, his black curls soft as silk, safi 
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Our Marriage" 



Her turn: "My husband is a loose cannon," said Meg, 
49, a physical therapist in Philadelphia who has been 
manied for six years to a successful accountant. ''Nor- 
man speaks his mind about eveiytliing— and he doesn't 

niiiice words. If we're at dinner widi friends, he'll challenge dieir 
political beliefs in a condescending tone. If he doesn't like the food, 
he'll make his dissatisfaction known to even'one within earshot. 

"\Micn Norman blurts out something inappropriate. I'll gendy 
nudge him or shoot him a "cool it' look, but instead of taking the 
hint, he'll say. "stop kicking me.' In social settings I'm constantly 
worried that Norman will offend our friends to the point that 
they'll dump us. That's happened before. 

"I \ c begged him to choose his words— not to mention his 
battles-more carefully and avoid certain topics altogether, but 
Norman accuses me of censorship and says I'm too concerned 
with what others think. 'If I'm so awful.' he'll say. 'why do your 
friends still go out with us?' Reactions to Norman's outbursts 
vaiy. Some people change the subject, others charge right back, 
setdng off an intense debate, and still others pretend they don't 




hear hum. Unfortunately. Norman is oblivi 
ous to social cues. 

"I've felt the sting of his so-called trutll 
telling m\'self If I'm watching a TV shovl 
about the British royal family, sa); Normail 
will roll liis eyes, snort and say. 'Meg. you'rJ 
a smart woman. How can you watch thai 
nonsense?' I'm not a football fan. but I'J 
ne\ er bad-mouth him for watching thij 
Philadelphia Eagles. Can't he show me thJ 
same courtesy? 

"Here's the crux of our problem: I thir 
Norman is insensitive to my feelings anJ 
unconcerned with how off-putting hi' 
behavior is. He thinks I'm tning to censo| 
him. This has been tnie through- co.ntinuei 



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out our relationship, but lately it's gotten worse, 
and we've fallen into a cycle of fighting and 
avoiding each other. We've always had an ac- 
tive sex life, but in recent months I've been so 
upset and angry that I've rejected Norman in 
bed— so he's furious about that, too. 

"Fm an only child, born to older parents. 
Dad never wanted kids, but Mom finally per- 
suaded hini when she was 40 and Dad was 50. 
But my arrival didn't improve their marriage. 
They fought constantly about money. As a 
child I always tried to please them, behaving 
well and excelling in school. But I could never 
meet Mom's high standards. She had a rule for eveiything and 
nitpicked my appearance, my friends and my giades. Dad was 
sweet and accepting but emotionally detached. At 14 I got my 
waist-length hair cut really short-an act of defiance against Mom, 
who liked it long. Mom had a screaming fit, but Dad was sup- 
portive. 'If you like your new hairstyle, then I like it,' he said. 
When I was 15 Dad suffered a stroke that left him partially para- 
lyzed and he died two years later, at 67. Mom lived to be 82-and 
found fault with me until the day she died. 

"When I was 25 I met and married a guy who was 10 years 
older than me. Patrick and I had no children but I adored his 
daughter, Kathleen, who lived with us. Eventually I grew bored 
with Patrick— we had no interests in common— and after 15 years 
of marriage, we divorced amicably. Kathleen and I arc still close. 

"A year after my divorce I met Norman, then 45 and a divorced 
father of a grown son. Norman was ever\'thing Patrick wasn't— 
talkative, opinionated and interested in politics, religion, travel 
and books. I thought he was adorable. 

"Norman invited me to dinner and within six months we'd 
fallen in love. I felt a spiritual and intellectual connection with him 
I'd never had before. We spent hours on the phone, attended 
lectures, saw foreign films, visited museums mid took in the occa- 
sional Philadelphia Pliillies baseball giunc. He was— and is. when 
he's not shooting off his mouth— smart, funny, affcciionaic and 
generous. Even now he'll suq^rise me with flowers and jcwcln'. If 
I mention a Broadway show I'd like to see. he'll whisk me away lo 
New York City for a theater weekend. We had gi'eat sex and lots 
of friends, though I started to fear we'd lose them once Nonnan 
started challenging their \iews— a trait he didn't rc\'eal at first. 

"The first time it happened we'd just become engaged and 
were dimier guests of my friend Susan. When Norman asked her 
to pass the salt, she said her chicken didn't need seasoning. He 
strongly disagreed, but Susan ordered Norman to cat the chicken 
without salt. They went back and forth for a ridiculous amount 
of time, as I turned cmirson. 'You could'\ c eaten the chicken to be 



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polite,' I fumed afterward. 
But Norman was unapol- 
ogetic: 'Susan was trying 
to push me around, and I 
won't be pushed.' I never 
talked to Susan again. I 
was too embarrassed to 
call her, and she never 
got in touch with me. 

"In reti'ospect, this inci- 
dent was a red flag, but I 
^ maiTied him anyway. Liv- 

ing together was an adjust- 
ment. Little habits of Norman's annoy me, 
like the way he lets his hair get too long 
between cuts, puts dii'ty dishes in the dish- 
washer witliout raisui^ tliem fust and leaves 
his razor stubble in the badrroom sink. If I 
complain, he says I'm nagging him. 

"Our biggest problem by far, though, is 
his big mouth. We recently attended a party 
where a guest disagieed with him about a 
political issue. The guy iield his own against 
Norman, but then his daughter jumped into 
the fray. She was no match for my husband 
and liis hanmgue reduced her to tears. She 
ran from the room, sobbing hystericalh", 
while the other guests stared. "You bullied 
her mercilessly,' I said aftenvard in die car. 
'And you humiliated me and made every- 
one else uncomfortable.' But Norman felt 
not a shred of remorse. 'I can say ;ui)'tliing I 
want," he said flatly. "If she's going to get into 
the ring, she has to take what comes at her.' 

"That was the last straw. If Norman 
tloesn t care enough about me to iiold his 
tongue, then I can t sta\' married lo him." 

His turn: "Am I im ogyc because I 
speak my mind?" asked Nonnan, 
53. "If 1 offer my opinion. I expect 
ni)' spLU"iing partners to offer tlieirs 

in return. If we disagree, I don l lake it per- 
sonally. It's just an intellectual exercise in 
which we put ioriii our respective \ iews. 
The fact that my wife's best fiiend's hus- 
band may not agree with me contini ko 



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on federal tax cuts, the food at a new restau- 
rant or the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive line 
is no reason for me to be mute. Small talk isn't 
my thing. I enjoy lively debate. Meg should 
accept me and stop taking everytliing so per- 
sonally-and assuming our friends do, too. If 
they hated my supposedly brutish behavior as 
much as Meg thinks they do, they would have 
abandoned us long ago. 

"Her friend Susan was the exception. Here's 
what happened: I politely requested salt. Susan 
replied that she never used it because it was 
unhealthy. So I moved the bland chicken and 
vegetables around my plate. When Susan 
asked me why I wasn't eating, I said, 1 like my 
food seasoned.' At that point Susan insisted 
her food was delicious and exhorted me to eat 
it. To tliis day I believe that Susan was at fault. 
If she'd simply said she had no salt and left it 
at that, the conversation would have ended. 
But she pushed-and I pushed back. 

"I'm also sick of Meg's constant criticism. li 
the label on my sweater is sticking out. I'll hear 
about it. If I drop a dune on the floor. 1 11 hear 
about it. Meg nags me as if she were my moth- 
er- and at my age, I don't need mothering. 

"My own mother was more loving than my 
dad, but neither of them gave my sister or me 
much emotional support. When I was 10 Mom developed skin 
cancer. She went into remission after surgery but the disease 
metastasized into bone cancer and she died when I was 17. I was 
devastated. I wanted to be a histor)' teacher, but Dad, who owned 
a shoe store, said he'd pay for college only if I chose a high-pa) ing 
profession, such as business. So I got a master's degixe in finance 
and eventually became a certified public accountant. I married 
my first wife wliile I was in grad school and we had om^ son a few 
years later. The marriage was polite, but lacked physical passion 
and intellectual connection. We split up after 13 years. 

"I found Meg irresistible from the moment I met her. She's 
not only beautiful but she's also a fabulous conversationalist 
with far-ranging interests. Within days I knew I wanted to spend 
the rest of my life with her. I ne\ er dreamed we d ha\ e so man\' 
problems as a married couple. 

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the counselor said. "Of- 
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for his outbursts, poor 
grooming, sloppiness 
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stubborn refusal to 
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tning to censor liis com- 
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"Meg viewed her lather as the "good par- 
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passi\'ity left Meg's mother to be the heavy. 
0\ er time 1 helped Meg see that her father 
was partK' to blame for the wa)- her mother 
controlled her, and her parents" difficult 
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plays vis-a-vis Nomian and their friends. 'Tliis 
scenario is common in single-child families 
where one parent wants children and the other 
doesn't,' I told Meg. Only children often have 
more difficulty dealing with loss than people 
with siblings do-the hyjjothesis being that they 
can't afford to lose any family members because 
they have so fc\v. Often they form unusually 
close bonds with friends, who become their 
surrogate family. The fact that Meg's father 
died when she was in high school has made her 
especially sensitive to loss. It also helps explain 
both her fear that Norman's comments will alienate her friends 
and her lingering anger about the loss of Susan. 

"Meanwhile, Norman was also controlled, but b)- his father. 
Tliough NoiTuan enjoys his work, he still resents his father's insis- 
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profession; he became visibly angiy as he discussed it. In response 
to liis upbringing, Nonnan developed a need to do as he pleases, 
whedier it s speaking liis mind or wearing fiis hair too long. If Meg 
tries to change liim in any way— even for liis own good— Nonnan 
rebels to avoid being controUed. 'On a subconscious level you're 
mad at yourself for obeying your dad,' I told him. ' Wlien you refuse 
to accommodate Meg's requests, you're really rebelling against him.' 

"Despite their surface differences, Meg and Norman are similar 
in an important way that holds them together: Mutual victimiza- 
tion by controlling and emotionally absent parents. 'You're both 
right about each other's shortcomings,' I told them, 'but neither of 
you is as bad as the other thinks.' By understanding the source of 
their problems, Meg and Norman developed empathy for each 
other. And that helped them see that each was being overly sensi- 
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"I gave Meg a homework assignment to try not to criticize 
Norman for a week, and she reported back that she found it 
tough to do. 'I never realized how much I need to nitpick." she 
said. Over time Meg was able to stop for two reasons. First, she 
did not want to be like her mother. Second, she realized that her 
criticism was counteiproductive. Tlie more Meg nagged Norman, 
the more he had to prove he couldn't be controlled. 

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ncss to change was positive. Still, I was caieful not to cridcize his 
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heeding die warnings of local officials, 
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stonn diey probably would ha\'e been 
escaping the rising water in the attic- 
right where the tree fell. Instead they 
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facility in neighboring Mississippi. 

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diey manied, in June 1992, WiUene and 
Troy lived in a three-bedroom town- 
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had come along and both space and money were getting tight. 
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come up widi enough cash for rent. "It was up and down," she says, 
"hi one year I think we moved maybe four or five times." 

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house nearby, but after a mondi diey rented a diree-bedroom ti'ailer 
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But just as the family setded in. Katrina 
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undamaged. possessions die)' could find, the)' 
realized diat apart from die town's makeshift 
shelters diere w'asn't an)'where for them to go 
since dieii" relati\ es" homes had also been de- 
stroyed. So die)- headed to die Riverside Pres- 
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he had an anged for a temporal")' home for the 
family and a job at \\lnn-Dixie for Tro)' while 
their house in Slidell was being repaired. The 
kids went to school two blocks from the 
chtu'cli. wliicli meant the family didn't have to 
rely on their failing van. "Katrina was a trage- 
dy but it was also a blessing," says WiUene. 
"We got to do, as a family, tilings we nevei 
experienced before, like going to Disnc) 
World. People might say, 'How could she sa) 
diat .-'" But I tnast God and I believe God has a 
puipose and a plan for what happens." 

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using in die house in Jacksoii'ville. "It's a) 
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w-her husband, 
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2 Republican con- 
sional candidate in 

native Oregon), 
len you have a new 
m out, you are go- 
around and essen- 
i trying to get people 
Dte for you." And her 

would clearly be for 
jraw. "I think he'd 
vonderful as a politi- 

because he's honest 
believes in what he s 
ig. He really wants 
ive back." 



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espite endorse- 
es from colleagues 
luminaries such as 
I ner President Bill 

I iton (who has said 
ji . McGraw "has the 

:ntial to be a strong 
li.er"), a full-time politi- 
career still seems far 
for the country heartthrob, for 
)m the music has decidedly not 

I I down. Together, McGraw and 
I are at the top of tlieir game. Their 

)lus-city Soul2Soul II tour is the 
^est musical draw of the year, 

. ing out faster than their record- 
iking Soul2Soul tour in 2000, with 
ost one million tickets sold so far. 
jlearly the couple are even stron- 
together than apart. The perfectly 
ieled McGraw and the blonde 
dess who is Hill sene as the ulti- 
e romantic fantasy— and the magic 
heir 10-year union has catapulted 
n beyond Nashville, 
between die two of them diey ha\ e 

: I more than 60 million albums and 
1 17 American Music Awards, sev- 




The McGraws stroll with daughters 
(from left to right) Audrey, Maggie and 
Gracie, In Santa Monica, California 



en Grammys. 22 Country Music Asso- 
ciation Awards and 16 Academy of 
Country Music Awards. Combined, 
they've had 11 number one albums 
and more dian 35 number one singles. 

"Tim and Faith are definitely an 
example of the sum being greater 
than its parts." says Bc\erly Keel, a 
recording industry professor at 
Middle Tennessee State University, 
in Murfrccsboro. "Together their 
presence, popularity and perception 
somehow multipK' exponentialh' be- 
cause of the mystique surrounding 
their marriaaie.' 



The McGraws felt 
sparks as soon as Faith was 
'-igned to be the opening 
act on Tmi s Spontaneous 
Combustion tour in early 
1996 (they married later 
that year). "I think we had 
pretty instant knowledge 
that we were going to be 
together ^ore^•er. so it just 
kind of felt like ... it wasn't 
any use wasting time." 
McGraw has said of their 
intense courtsliip. The two 
grew up 120 miles apart, 
sharing a number of simi- 
larities that pointed them 
toward tlie same padi eai K- 
on. pardculaily their small- 
town origins. HiU grew up 
in Star. Mississippi, in a 
happy famih-. She always 
knew she was adopted and 
eventually met her birth 
mother. McGraw grew up 
poor in Start. Louisiana, 
with his mother and step- 
father. Only later did he 
find out diat liis biological 
father was Tusr "Ya Gotta Believe " 
McGraw. one of his baseball heroes, 
with whom he evcnttially came to 
ha\c a reladonsliip. llie two had met 
a few times when McGraw was 
voting but their bond didn't truly start 
to dcN clop until he reached out to his 
famous father to help him pay for 
college when he was 17. When Tug 
was dying of brain cancer, in 2004. 
McGraw helped liini find better tieat- 
ment and took him to his Tennessee 
cabin for liis last days. 

Kix Brooks, of the award-winning 
cotmtiy duo Brooks S. Dunn, giew up 
near McGraw and toured with the 
couple during the 199()s. He says diat 
dieir upbringing has done more to de- 
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people realize. "Tlieir experiences with 
tlieir families helped tliem to emerge as 
stiong indi\'iduals." he says. "Tliey had 
to sort out who they were and make 
dieir own way for themselves early on. 
Tlie result is that diey aie \ eiy confi- 
dent people with strong personalities 
who fit each odier like a glove." 

Recently diose dreams have included 
expanding their popidarity beyond 
music to mo\aes. which stretched diem 
in ways the}' couldn t imagine, (hi her 
fust reading for die 2004 remake of The 
Sk'/)/onl I lives. Hill had to fake a five- 



on as much normalc)' as possible. 

"I recently saw them out with their 
daughters " says Keel. "Faith wasn't 
wearing any makeup, and Tim was 
dressed down. Their focus was on 
their cliildren. A few hours later Faith 
was one of the featured performers at 
a sold-out charity dinner. They are far 
more normal than people give them 
credit for. and that's why their mar- 
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TIM ON FAITH: 

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minute orgasm in front of costars Ni- 
cole Kidman, Bette Midler and Glcmi 
Close.) This fall McGraw stars as a 
tough-nosed dad in Flicka. an update of 
die belo\ ed 1 943 classic My Fmnid Flic- 
ka. Tliis is his second major acting ven- 
ture; his debut was in 2004"s Fnday 
.Night Lights with BiQy Bob Thornton. 

"I don't think Fm going to be mak- 
ing my living being an actor, but it 
was fun to s^e if I could do it and not 
make an ass of myself. " McGraw - 
admits, laughing. "'I certainly enjoyed 
doing it. I like to challenge myself." 

It's been a challeno'e all summer 
for both McGraw and Hill-but at 
least they've had the company of 
their three young daughters. Gracie. 
9. Maggie. 8. and Audrev. 4. who've 
accompanied them on the tour. The 
kids have their own bunks on the bus 
and look at the whole ad\ciiture as 
"a big camping trip." according to 
Hill. She and McGraw planned the 
shows around the kids" school sched- 
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the faniilv holds tidit to its insistence 



own expense. "Fm very competitive, 
but in a veiy nice way," Hill says. "I 
actual!)- want Tim to be the winner." 
And McGraw has pointed out. "It all 
goes to the same bank account, no 
matter which of us gets it. " 

And it's not just about 
money. McGraw admits diat 
he's not good at containing 
his anger when Hill gets bad 
reviews, as she did for her 
2002 crossover pop album. 
Gt. "It pisses me off! " he has said. "It 
just makes me so angry when it gets 
personal, because there isn't a better 
person than Faith. I haven't met any- 
bod\- ) et who can stand up to die kind 
of person she is." And while McGraw 
may currently have bigger sales (his 
most recent original album sold almost 
4 million copies while her latest. Fire- 
flies, has so fai- sold less than 2 million), 
he has been quoted as saying, "For me, 
there's a tremendous challenge of sing- 
ing wdi Faith, who, in my opinion, is 
one of the best singers in the world. 
She reallv is." 



But it isn't just her singing that keep 
them going as a couple. "You kno^ 
those lists of "25 Ways to Add Spice 
Your Love Life"— like "Do it on tt 
kitchen cotmter'?" Faith has said. "Wei 
we've done diat."" .And as anists. the 
seem to embody the hrics of their lo\i 
song's. An early example is Faith's icoJ 
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Befween the movies, the politid 
and the jet-setting, lesj 
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have run afoul of tl 
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Tlie)' have a reputation for being loyJ 
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first people to contact me were Tir 
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heard, and he was almost cr\ing. The 
were both so excited for me. " 

And most importandy. they are sti| 
excited about each other. Hill hersc 
says, "I have been blessed with ml 
husband. He's a great fadier. He chal 
lenges me and is my best friend. Hej 
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this country. Instead of aging bein 
something to appreciate, a time t 
owTi all the things you've dont 
from raising your children t( 
, \vorking, we're supposed to b 
embarrassed now that our waist 
are thickening and our chins 
drooping. I just feel really piss 
off about that! 
And I've certainly had a te 
cy to caie more about my family' 
health than my own, but I had to ad] 
mit that I'm an important ingredient 
their lives. Die other day I was laugi: 
ing and placing with my granddau 
ters, the 5-year-old on my back 
the 8-year-old in a \vagon I was pi 
ing, thinking, This would be dangerous § 
wasn 't looking a^er myself. 
LHJ: Your youngest son, Sam, is lea'' 
ing for college soon? 
SF: Yes, I'm facing the empty nesjl 
finally. I've been mothering lon^j 
than humanly possible, with 36-. 3 
and 18-year-old sons. But last night 
was making dinner for Sam, whicl 
I've done even.- night of liis life— that" 
our time togedier— and he said, "Hov 
many dinners do we have left now?'" 
said, "What? Don't say that to me! 
LHJ: Any other men in your life? ' 
SF: No! Unh-uh. I just don't know a 
almost age 60 wheie \ ou meet soiBi 
one you care to spend more than 30 set 
onds with, nofffiatTin against it. I sav 
diat Joan Rivers was trying online da( 
ing, which was very interesting, bii 
that's not for me. I would be too shy! 



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When Becky Zaheri re- 
turned to New Orleans a 
week after Hurricane 
Katrina ripped through the city, she 
knew she'd have to face waterlogged 
intersections and deserted neighbor- 
hoods. What she hadn't anticipated 
were the layers of trash— soda cans, 
newspapers, food containers, even 
clothing-blanketing the city's side- 
walks, turning New Orleans into a 
literal garbage dump. 

"It was just so depressing," Zaheri, 
38, says of the trip she and her kids, 
Alexa, 8, and Spencer, 6. took from 
their temporary lodging, in Baton 
Rouge, to New Orleans to see her 
husband, Kamran, an emergency 
room doctor who had stayed in town 
to work. "What I saw wasn't just 
storm debris falling from trucks, but 
litter, everywhere. I just coiddn't 
believe that this is mv home." 



New Orleans native 
Becky Zaheri leads 
volunteers in clearing 
away mounds of post- 
hurricane litter, one 
trash bag at a time 

The family planned to stay in 
Baton Rouge until after Christmas. 
But Zalieri knew that before they re- 
turned home, something had to be 
done about all that trash. 

So in November she e-mailed nearh' 
100 friends and family members ask- 
ing if they would be willing to help 
clean up the city's hardest-hit areas. 
She explained that when the Army 
Corps of Engineers" street sweepers 
scooped up larger piles of debris such 
as tires, shingles arid splintered roofs. 



Zaheri takes a breather from cleaning 
debris during a spring cleanup 

smaller bits of garbage got left behind 
WTien Zalieri logged on to her com 
puter an hour later, she found her in 
box had more than 25 responses 
including many from strangers whc 
had been forwarded the e-mail. Shi 
quickly organized cleanups on twc 
Saturdays that month and was met b\ 
dozens of volunteers who spent direc 
hours picking up trash in the cit\ 
neighborhoods, including Lakeview 
Gentilly and French Quarter. Zaher 
named them the Katrina Kre\ve 
"Katrina" is an acronym for Krewe Aid 
ing m Trash Remo\ al in the New Or 
leaiis Area: krewes are die groups dia; 
put on the par ades during Mardi Gras 
In January she appeared on th( 
local news and a month later w'as ; 
guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Shoi 
which, along with Home Depot, ha 
donated trash bags to her ca 
Zaheri's ranks of volunteers sooij 
grew to more than 100. Local car dea 
ers have donated vehicles, which thd 
group uses to haul suppKes. After eacl si 
cleanup the bags are picked up b}' ; 
city garbage truck Zaheri solicitec 
from the Depai tment of Sanitation. 

As die summer progresses, the grouf 
is liitting the streets once a month anc 
promoting a "Keep it Klean" campaign 
which comprises public service an 
nouncenients on billboards. TV^ anc 
radio throughout New Orleans. 

Ask her what she's gotten out of he: 
efforts, besides making New Orleans ; 
cleaner city, and Zaheri will tell \oi1 
she's a changed person. "New Orleaii: 
isn't okay yet." she says, "but it's gooc 
to know that people are willing to hel( 
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The New Farm Family 

It takes more than a love of the land these days 
to make living the agricultural life viable 

By Carol Mithers 



A tough job gets tougher: Farm- 
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them someone holds an outside 
job to help make ends meet. By 
contrast, in 1939 approximately 
30 percent of farm operators re- 
portedly worked off-farm. Increas- 
ing overseas competidon presents 
yet another huge challenge. 



Representative family: The 

Lindauers: Bmce. 44. a California 
walnut glower: Cyndy. 43, a public 
school reading specialist who keeps 
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nice Lindauer has always 
known he wanted to spend his life 
on his family's \valnut farm, where 
soaring trees form a cool, gieen can- 
opy in summer. "Farming." he says, 
"gets in \our blood." He also knew 
from watching his father. Earl, that 
this life wouldn't be easy. "But I 
ne% er foimd that discoiu aging. I lo\ ed 
the challenge." 

He and C\ ndy met at the Um\er- 
sity of California. Davis, where she 
was majoring iir human development 
with hopes of becoming a niu-se or 
teacher. As their relationship deep- 
ened, she saw what was coming. "Dur- 
ing the harvest season. Bruce went 
home eveiy weekend to help," remem- 
bers C\iidy. a cit\' girl brought up in 
Oakland. California. "And his major 
was pomology, the study of fiuit and 
nut trees. You don't do that in a cit}-." 

The pair married two weeks after 
graduation and took up farming. Their 
redwood-sided house on the Lindauer 
farm once belonged to Bmce s gi and- 
parents. The many windows of the 
three-bedroom home overlook the 
326-acre orchard and a garden. A shal- 
low creek runs through the property. 



The Lindauer 
family discusses 
pruning in their 
walnut orchard 




sometimes wouldn't get home till 
9 P..\l. I'd cook dinners, tliey'd get cold 
and I'd get mad." 

When C)iidy started doing \olun- 
teer work in the community', dien got 
her fust teacliingjob in a local school, 
she felt more at home. After the cou- 
ple s two children were bom. she in- 
sisted on family dinners: "Bruce staited 
coming home for supper, even if he had 
to go back to the orchard afterward to 
continue working. " 



THE FUTURE MAY OFFER CHALLENGES, 
BUT CYNDY VALUES THE TYPE OF 
CHILDHOOD HER CHILDREN HAVE HAD 



a comfortable li\ ing. " Bruce says. 

Bruce feels he and C)Tidy have ai 
advantage over some other farmers ii 
that their house is paid for. as is mos 
of their land. C)iidy"s job is also help 
ful because it provides health insur 
ance and consistent cash flow. 

Bruce sees some concerns on th( 
horizon, though. California now pro 
duces almost all of the U.S. walnui 
crop. However, he says. China ma) 
uicrease its wabiut exports in the yean 
to come, and that might affect th< 
American market. 



and the broad Sacramento Ri\ er is less 
than 200 ) aids awa}-. Eai-l and liis wife. 
Carol, live in their own house about a 
half mile a\vay. 

The adjustment to rural life was 
hard for C} ndy. "I felt isolated." she 
recalls. Farm hours were a surprise. 
"Bruce would be gone at siuuip and 



Bmce mns the farm with Earl, now 
71. "Iir working the fanii. Dad and I 
split the land, equipment, costs and 
profit." Bruce says. Last \eai". he adds, 
he and his father took in about $500,000 
and spent more dian S400.000 on the 
fann's costs. They used die remainder 
for dieir own bills. "We alwa\"S made 



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The future may offer challenges.N^ 
but Cyndy values the type of child- 
hood her children have had. "When 
they were litde. they climbed trees and Ifj 
built forts. Sometimes we'd take a ^ 
blanket outside at ndght. lie dowii and j [ 
look at the stars." she recalls 

If either of the kids eventually chose] 
to work the farm. Bruce would b 
dii-illed. Like any pai-ents. though, hef^ofi 
and C)"ndy just \vant dieir kids to 
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IN'ORMATIOI.' FOR PARCMTS OR CAREGIVERS USING DAYTRANA™ (METHYLPHENIDATE TRANSDERMAL 
SVSTCM) ON A CHILD FOR THE TREATMENT OF AHENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVin DISORDER (ADHD) 

INTRODUCTION 

Tr;;i in'ormaliori :s (or parents or caregivers using Daytrana'" on a cfiild for ttie treatment ot Attention OeliCit 
ii.iiiT-ct'-.itv "i< jraer (ADHD) 

"lease leaO tn ■. Petore using Daytrana"-' Remember, this information does nol take the place of your doctor's 
inMiuciioris II jou have any questions about this mlormation or about Daytrana™, talk to your doctor or pharmacist 

WHAT IS DAYTRANA™? 

nav"ran,i'" is s once dailv treatment for ADHD available in 10,15, 20 and 30mg dosing strengths, containing the drug 
iiiethylphenidate, a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant Daytrana™ is applied to the hip area m the morning and 
li worn lor approximately 9 hours It can Oe removed earlier if a shorter duration of effect is desired or late day side 
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The patch system consists of three layers, as seen in the figure below (cross-section of the patch) The protective 

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■ (1) Outside backing 

• (21 Adhesive containing methylphenidate 

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WHAT IS AHENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER? 

ADHD b a condition that atlects approximately 3% to 7% of school-aged children 

The three f^ain symptoms ot ADHD are inattention hyperactivity, and impulsivity Those with ADHD may have 
ditltcultv in school or at work, troubled relationships with family and peers, and low sell-esteem 
It ',ou have any questions please see your doctor 
HOW DOES DAYTRANA™ VKORK? 

Daytrana"' contains methylphenidate When applied to the skin as directed below, Daylrana™ releases 
methyiphemaaie which Hows through the skin and into the bloodstream 

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DAYTRANA™? 

Daylrana'" should nol be used if the child 

• Has significant an«iety, tension, or agitation since methylphenidate may make these conditions worse 

• Has allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients m Daytrana'" 

• Has glaucoma, an eye disease 

• Is currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOl), a treatment for depression or has discontinued 
a MAOl in the last 14 days 

• Has motion or verbal tics or Tourette's syndrome, or a family history of Tourettes syndrome 
A Daytrana'" patch should not be placed on an open wound or cut or skin that is red or irritated 

Daytrana'" may be irritahng lo the skin ot some individuals (including those with eczema, psoriasis 
seborrheic dermatihs or sensitivities lo the ingredients in soaps lotions cosmetics, or adhesives) Your doctor 
will decide it the child should continue treatment if skin irritation occurs 
Talk to your doctor if you believe any of the above conditions apply to the child 

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF DAHRANA™' 

In the clinical studies with patients using Daytrana'", the most common side eftecis were decreased appetite 
sleeplessness, sadness/crying tv/itchmg, weight loss nausea vomiting, nasal congestion, inflammation of the 
nasal passages and irritation (redness, ilchmgi at site of application Other side etiects seen with 
methylphenidate the active ingiedient of Daytrana'" include dizziness, headache, lever, drowsiness, nervousness, 
allergic reactions increased blood pressure and psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinahons) 
Dependence 

Abuse ol methylphenidate can lead to dependence Tell your doctor if the child has ever abused or been dependent 
on alcohol or drugs, or if the child is now abusing or dependent on alcohol or drugs 
Blurted Vision 

Tell your doctor if the child has blurred vision when taking Daytrana'" This could be a sign of a serious problem 
Slower Growth 

Slower gro^vth (weight gain and/or height) has been reported with long-term use of methylphenidate in children 
Youi doctor will oe carefully watching the child's height and weight If the child is not growing or gaming weight 
as your doctor expects, your doctor may re-evaluate the child's Daytrana'" treatment 
Skin Irrllation and Skin Rash 

The maiority ot patients in the clinical trials experienced no or mild skin irritation at the application site lyiild 
irritation was defined as slight redness For the maionty, this mild irritalion dissipated over time 
Daytrana'" may be iirilating lo the skin or cause an allergic skin rash Tell your doctor about any skin rash that 
develops in areas where Daytrana'" has been applied Your doctor will need to determine it the rash is irritation 
or an allergic skin rash Your doctor will decide if treatment should conhnue if a skin rash occurs, either with 
Daytrana'" or methylphenidate in oral form It is possible that some patients who develop an allergic sensitivity 
to methylphenidate as a result of taking Daytrana'" may not be able to take methylphenidate in any form 
This IS nol a complete list of possible side effects Ask your doctor about other side effects If the child develops 
any side effects talk to your doctor 

WHAT MUST I DISCUSS WITH MY DOCTOR BEFORE USING DAYTRANA™? 

Talk to vour Oocior before using Daytrana'" it the child 

• Is being tieated for depression or has symptoms of depression, such as feelings ol sadness, worthlessness, 
and hopelessness 

• Has motion tics (hard-to-control repealed twilrhing of any parts ol his or her body) or verbal tics (hard-to- 
conlrol repeating sounds oi words) 

• Has someone in his or her family with motion tics verbal tics, or Tourette's syndrome 

• Has abnormal thoughts or visions hears abnormal sounds, or has been diagnosed with psychosis 

• Has had seizures (convulsions epilepsy) or abnormal elecltoencephalograms (EEGsl 

• Has high blood pressure 

Tell your doctor immediately if the child develops any of the above conditions or symptoms while using 
Daytrana'" 

CAN DAYTRANA'" BE USED WITH OTHER MEDICINES? 

Before starting Daytrana'" be sure lo tell your doctor about any and all medications being taken by the child 
while using Daylrana'" including herbal and over-the-counter products Your physician will decide whether or 
not Daytrana'" can be used with other medications 
Make sure you tell your physician about 

• Other medications that have been prescribed 

• Medications that are bought without a prescription such as those used for colds, allergies or a stuffy nose 

• Any herbal medications 

Tell youi physician if the child is sexually active, is pregnant, or plans to breast leed 
MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOl) 

Daytrana'" should not he taken while using a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOl) or within 14 days 
of stoiiping a MAO! If you do not know if the child's prescription contains an MAOl. ask your physician or 

phain.irisi setoie applying Daytrana'" on the child 

OTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 
Pregnancy and Nursing 

Belore usmy Daytrana'", fell your doctor it the child is pregnant or is sexually active If the child lakes 
methviiihenidii ; it ni-iy he m her breast milk Tell the doctor if the child is nursing a baby 
External Heal 

AvOid applying heating pad; oi any external iieat lo Daytrana'" 
Overdose 

Call vour doctor immediately if the ciiifo uses more Daytrana'" than prescribed by your doctor 
HOW LONG SHOULD DAYTRANA'" BE USED' 

Daytrana'" i;, a once-daiiy patdi lor the tieatmeni of Attention Dehcit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
It IS applied in the moinmg and sfiould be worn by Ihe cUM for approximately 9 hours Your doctor may change 
the amount of time Daylrana " is worn (o help manage how long the medication works each day and some ol the 
side eftects that may be caused by methylphenidate If the patch is worn tor longer lhan the recommended 9 hours 
methylphenidate-mduced side effects sucti as insomnia may occur with greatei frequency m some children 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT DAYTRANA"? 

Daytrana'" has not been studied in children under 6 years of age 

Daytrana'" may be a part ot an overall treatment for ADHD Your doctor may also recommend that the child have 
counseling oi other therapy 

As with all medicines, never share Daytrana'" with anyone else and use only the number ot patches prescribed 
by your doctor for the child 



Daytrana'" should be stored at room temperature (about 25' C [IT F]), Once the tray has been opened. «s 
patches within 2 months Discard unused patches as described above, i 
Keep this and all medicines out ol reach of children. In case of overdose, reingve ttie patch(es) and call ym 

doctor hospilal or poison control center immediately 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR DAYTRANA™ (METHYLPHENIDATE TRANSDERMAL SYSHM) 
t. USING THE ADMINISTRATION CHART 

Each canon of Daytrana'" contains an administrahon chad to heip parents or caregivers keep track of whenfl 
patch IS applied each morning, when it is removed and the method of disposal used Daytrana'^ should be wo 
for approximately 9 hours 

To use the administration chart follow these instructions" 

• Each day when a new patch is applied v;rite down the date and time that the patch rs applied 

• Use the timetable below to calculate when to remove the patch For example, if the patch is applied at 6 
a m It should be removed at 3 00 p m later the same day 

• After removing and disposing of me patch (see additional instructions m this summary), write down Itieti 
the patch was removed and how it was disposed 

• If the applied patch is missing ask the child v.hen and hov/ the patch came off 

Timetable lor 9-Hour Daytrana'" Application and Reinoval 



If you applied the patch al: 


Remove Itie patch at: 


5 00 a m 


2 00 p m. 


6 00 a m 


3 00 p m 


7 00 a m 


4:00 p m 


8 00 am 


5 00 p 


9 00 a m 


6 00 p m 


10 00 a m 


7 00 p m. 


11 00 a m 


8 00 p m 


12 00 p m 


9 00 p m 


2. WHERE TO APPLY DAYTRANA™ 

r- i 1 • Apply patch to the hip area Avoid the waistline since clothing 




' When applying a new patch the next morning use the child's opposite hip Make sure llia|| 
Is no irritation at the site where the patch is going to be applied 



3. BEFORE YOU APPLY DAYTRANA™ 

Make sure the child s skin is 

• Clean (freshly washed), dry and cool 

• Free of any powder oil, or lotion 

• Free of cuts and/or irritation (rashes, inflammation, redness or other skin prpblems). 

4. HOW TO APPLY DAYTRANA™ J.- 

• Open the tray containing Daytrana™ and discard the desiccant (drying agent) included in t 
tray 

• Each patch is individually sealed in a protective pouch 

• Carefully cut the protective pouch open with scissors being careful not to cut the patch. I 
not use patches that have been cut or damaged in any way 

• Remove the patch from the pouch 




• Apply tile patch immediately alter removing from pouch. 

Holding the patch with the rigid protective liner facing you remove lialt of the liner. ' 
covers Ihe sticky surlace ot the patch 
Avoid touching Ihe slicky side of the patch with your fingers. 




' Using the other halt of the protective liner as a handle apply the sticky side of the patch toll 
selected area ot the child's hip 

' Press the sticky side ot the patch firmly into place and smooth it down 



' While still holding the sticky side down, fold back the other half of the patch 
' Grasp an edge of Ihe remaining protective liner and gently pull it oft 



' Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch with your fingers 

• Press the entire patch firmly into place with the palm ol your hand over the patch, 
approximately 30 seconds 

' Make sure that the patch is firmly adhered to Ihe child s skin 
' Go over the edges with your fingers to assure good contact around the patch 
' Wash your hands after applying Ihe patch 

• After Ihe patch is applied, record Ihe time on the administration chart on each carton, and u 
the timetable to calculate what lime Ihe patch should be removed, 

PLEASE NOTE: 

• After proper application contact with water while bathing swimming, or showering should not affect thel 
patch or make it tall off 

• In the unlikely event that a patch should fall off, avoid touching the sticky side ot the patch with your fingers 
It this occurs, a new patch may be applied to a different area of the same hip If a new patch is applied it is 
recommended that it be removed 9 hours after the first patch for that day v^as applied Always wash yout n 
hands after handling a patch '11 

• II you torget to apply a patch in the morning, you may do so later m the day however, you should reinow S 
the child's patch at the usual time ol day to reduce the possibility of later day side effects You can use the 8 
timetable above to know when to remove the patch ^ 

5 HOW TO REMOVE AND DISCARD DAYTRANA™ ' 

• When you remove the patch peel it oft slowly , 

• Fold the used Daytrana'" patch in half and press firmly so that Ihe sticky side sticks to itselt Flush the useili ' 
patch down the toilet or dispose ol in an appropriate lidded container right away. 

• Do not flush Ihe pouches or the protective liners down the toilet These items should be thrown away inaf 
appropriate lidded container 

• If any adhesive residue remains on the child s skin after removing the patch, gently rub Ihe area with oil Ot 
lotion to remove the adhesive from Ihe skin 

• Wash your hands after handling the patch 

• After Ihe patch is removed and disposed ot record this time on Ihe administration chart 

UNUSED PATCHES 

• PLEASE KEEP PATCHES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. 

• Throw av.'ay any unused Daylrana'" patches thai are left over from the prescription as soon as they are nc 
longer needed Remove the leftover patches *rom their protective pouches and remove the protective lineiS h 
Fold the patches in hall with Ihe sticky sides together, and Hush the patches down the toilet or dispose I 

In an appropriate lidded container. 

This patient brief summary provides a summary ot the most important informahon about Daytrana*" and 
methylphenidate If you want more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you the professional 
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emergency-care centers worked 
to save lives during Hurricane 
Katnna. Now they face the 
challenge of severe overcrowd- 
ing and closures. Before the 
storm devastated the Gulf 
Coast, there were more than 
16 acute-care hospitals serving 
1.4 million residents in the New 
Orleans region. One year later 
there are just nine centers to care for the area's 
estimated 1 million people. "We are taking care of 
more patients with fewer doctors and fewer beds," 
says Joseph Guarisco, M.D., chairman of emergency 
medicine at Ochsner Health System, in New Orleans. 
"Patients are not getting the same quality of service.' 

Sadly, the shortage of emergency care is not 
unique to the Big Easy. Since last October, when 
Ladies' Home Journal first covered the crisis facing 
emergency rooms, ERs have continued to close 
throughout the country, and experts expect 
conditions will worsen. In a 2004 American Hospita 
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departments reported being 
at or over capacity. In the past 
^W ^^f year about half of all ERs 
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ambulance diversion in which 
drivers are forced to find 
other ERs for their patients. 
"If we have to turn down 
patients who need to get to 
an operating room quickly, 
they could die," says David 
Seaberg, M.D., chairman o^^emergency medicine at 
the University of Florida, ip Gainesville. 

Since about two of every five Americans seek 
treatment at an ER every year, overcrowding and 
diversion could keep you-- family from getting the 
care they need when they need it most. You can help 
protect America's access to emergency-room care 
by signing our petition. Thousands have already 
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Want to feel more refreshed and energetic? 
Learn how to fall asleep faster, wake less often and 
sleep more soundly using the most current 
strategies from sleep experts 

Who hasn't felt cranky. de\ elop h\-pertcnsion as those who log se\ en 
unfocused and loopy to eight hours, according to a 2006 study of 
after a bad night's sleep? almost 5.000 men and women. Not sleeping 
Thiee-quarters of adults enough strains the cardiovascular system and 
have "sleep difficulties" "resets" it to operate around the clock at an 
and more than half elevated pressure, 
"often wake up not feeling refreshed," accord Diabetes. Studies ha\ e found an association 
ing to a recent national poU. But the damage between lack of sleep and a risk lor diabetes 
from sleep deprivadon is even worse dian you as well as a 45 perceirt increased risk of heart 
may think. More studies are fmding that too attack and a 15 percent increased risk of 
litde sleep can lead to a wide variets' of poten- death from all causes. 

dally life-threatening conditions. Among them: Women need to be especially concerned 
Obesity. Women who reported getting five since die\ "re much likelier than men to ha\ e 
hours of sleep per night were nearly twice as sleep problems. Tlie reason, sa)-s a recent Na- 
likely to be obese as women who regularh- tion;il Sleep Foundation suney: hormonal dis 
slept about seven hours: diose who got four mptions (see "Aie Your Hormones to Blame.-^" 
hours were three times more likely to be page 132) and odier factors, such as depres- 
obese. according to a 2005 study of more sion, diat disproponionately ;ificct women, 
than 2,500 women under age 49. Sleep On top of that, women aie more likely to 
restriction increases your appetite by lower- ignore sleep needs. "Many- women aie so busy 
ing your levels of leptin. a hormone that caring for their families while holding down 
suppresses hunger, and raising )'our levels jobs that tiiey don't make rest a high priority." 
of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates it. says Meir KjA-ger, M.D., past president of die 
High blood pressure. People under American Academy of Sleep Medi- 

age 60 who sleep five or fewer By cine and audior of .-i IVoman'i Guide 

hours a night are twice as likely to JaNIS GrmiaM Io Sleep Disorders. Even covunl kd 



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women who don't suffer fiom sleep disturbances may steal their 
onlv "'me" time from hours v\ hen they should be snoozing. 

Are You a Problem Sleeper? 
Signs that you have a sleep deficit include taking more dian 30 to 
45 minutes to fall asleep: waking up many times a night: rousing 
after too few hours of sleep and being unable to reaim to sleep: 
waking up feeling tired and feeling sleepy throughout the day. 

Most people need seven to nine hours of sleep per night— but 
the real cue that you're getting enough is waking up refreshed in 
die morning and feeling alert all day long. In addition, there's no 
need to worry if you experience occasional sleep difficulties— say. 
a few dmes a month— that don't interfere with your daily acdvi- 
des. Among adults with sleep difficulties, half those in the recent 
national poll reported that sleep problems resulted in "getting eas- 
ily fmstrated" or being unproductive. "It's perfectly common to 
have problems sleeping every once in a while," says David N. 
Neubauer. M.D., associate director of Baltimore's Johns Hopkins 
Sleep Disorders Center. 

When is a sleep problem classified as fuU-blowii insomnia, the 
chronic inability to fall asleep or stay asleep? Starting to worry about 
it is one cue. Anodier is when the sitiiarion has lasted more than a 



month. Start by seeing your doctor, who v/ 
check for underhing health issues. E you': 
othenvise healths he or she nla^" susrsest ren 
edies. Oi" consider asking for a referral to 
sleep specialist for an evaluation and tecl 
niques for } our r\"pe of problem (see "Do Yc 
Need a Sleep Specialist?" page 138). "Tn 
ment takes longer ^vhen insomnia lasts moi 
than a year." sa}-s Nano.- Nadolski, M.S.N., 
family nurse-practitioner in Boise, Idahi 
who Qeats patients who have insomnia. 

To see what goes on when you work v\-ii 
a sleep therapist, we sent two women wii 
persistent sleep difficulties to local exper 
(pages 134 and 136). You'll also learn ho 
hormones affect sleep, which drugs help di 
ferent slee^ problems and when a sleep la 
can be useful (not for garden-vai'iet\' inson 
nia. it turns out). Then check out our sleq 
friendly bedroom (page 138). designed wit 
advice from sleep experts. coxnxu 



Are Your HORMONES to Blame? 



Every mother knows how pregnancy 
interrupts sleep. Here's what women's 
other three major hormonal land- 
marks do. 

MENSTRUATION 

About 50 percent of women report 
more difficulty getting to sleep and 
staying asleep right before and during 
their periods, says the National Sleep 
Foundation. Causes: tender breasts, 
bloating, cramps and/or headache. 

The drop in estrogen prior to your- 
period can also affect sleep, but in an- 
other way: With less estrogen you get 
less rapid eye movement sleep, the type 
of sleep during which we dream. 

Abnormal cycles can also take a toll. 
Frequent, heavy periods increase your 
risk of iron deficiency, a chief cause of 
restless legs syndrome, unpleasant, tin- 
gling, achy sensations in your legs that 
can keep you awake at night. If your 
periods are few and far between, you 
could have polycystic ovary syndrome, 
a hormonal disorder that can go hand in 
hand with obstructive sleep apnea. 

Treatment for most menstruation- 
related sleep problems can be as simple 
as taking oral contraceptives. 



PERIMENOPAUSE 

Sleep disturbances during the transition 
into menopause are often related to 
nighttime hot flashes that trigger night 
sweats. "A woman may thrash and throw 
the covers off and on in an effort to 
keep cool, then keep warm," says Meir 
Kryger, M.D., past president of the Amer- 
ican Academy of Sleep Medicine. About 
70 percent of women going through 
menopause experience hot flashes at 
night. The frequency and intensity of 
flashes vary from woman to woman 
(and from day to day for the individual): 
on average, most women have night 
sweats three nights a week. 

Some women find relief with lighter 
sheets, bedclothes made of special fab- 
rics that wick moisture away from the 
body and/or keeping a fan or air condi- 
tioner on at night. Short-term hormone 
therapy can reduce hot flashes, some- 
times permanently. Review its benefits 
and risks with your physician. 

POSTMENOPAUSE 
After menopause occurs women finally 
join men in being at a 4 percent risk for 
obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in 
which breathing is blocked by relaxed 



airway muscles combined with su 
physical issues as extra tissue in t 
throat area or enlarged tonsils. Af > 
menopause, women are no longer p 
tected by progesterone (which stirr 
lates regular nighttime breathing) a 
estrogen (which prevents fat from k 
ing deposited in the neck, where it c 
block respiration). 

Sleep apnea can be mild to severe 
produces spells of oxygen deprivati 
as well as brief, frequent awakenin 
(which you may not remember). Resi 
You don't feel well rested even af 
logging eight hours. Women who snq 
smoke or are overweight are most 
risk. Treatments range from breathi 
devices to weight loss to surgery, i 
the trick is to be properly diagnosed, 

"Many doctors still don't realize tl 
postmenopausal women are as vulne 
ble as men to sleep apnea. They ofl 
mistakenly conclude that sleepiness ii 
female is depression or stress relate 
says Dr. Kryger. "You may have to saj^ 
your doctor, 'I never feel well rested a| 
have been told I stop breathing wh^ 
sleep. I'm worried I may have sleep 
nea. I think I should be evaluated.'"—. 



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Darlene Holte, 41, is a full time 

research-sirant administrator at the 
University of Wisconsin, in Madison. She 
lives in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with her 
husband, Greg, a steel-press operator, and 
their children Brent, 12, and Tara, 7. 
Her sleep struggle: It's very frustrat 
ing to lie awake at night, desperately 
wanting to fall asleep. Every litde thing 
bodiers me: The light on my bedside clock 
is too bright, die sound of the water softener cycling, my son"s 
TV, the cat's having a late-night snack, even my husband letting 
off steam-he inhales, then puffs the aii- out of his mouth. Tlren I 
start thinking about all the things I need to do. Insomnia has 
caused me to become addicted to caffeinated diet sodas just to 
stay alert during die day. I yawn constandy. my thought processes 
are slow and I often have trotible with recall. Most irights I onl\' 
get four to five hours of sleep. I thought this was nomial until I 
tried Ambien last year. Within five minutes after the first one. I 
was sleeping like a baby. Although it stopped working-I don't use 
it an\TOore-it made me realize that it wasn't nomial to ha\ e 
trouble falling asleep or to wake four to five times at night." 
The sleep expert: Michael Flatley, M.D.. medical director. 
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. 
Greater Milwaukee area 
Diagnosis: Classic clironic insomnia 

"Our first meeting made it clear that Darlene got too much caf- 
feine too late in the day-four to six cans of soda, until 5 P.M. -so 
she didn't get sleepy until fairly late at night. I advised no 
caffeine after noon-not just cofFee and soda but chocolate. 

"Wlien Darlene did get to bed, she suffered from what we call 
■excessi\'e thoughts'-sta).Tng awake thinking too much about 
problems and then getting even more anxious because she couldn't 
fall asleep. This kept her from the seven and a half to eight hours 
of sleep diat she needed. I told her to schedule a "wony time' 
before bed to write down the things she's anxious about so she 
doesn't have to worry about them when she should be sleeping. 

"She also slept late on weekends to tiy to make up her sleep 
deficit. I advised her to a\ oid daytime naps and pracdce sleep 
restriction: Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day: 
don't get in bed until you're sleepy; if you can't sleep, go into a 



different room-one that's dimlv lit— to reat 
or \vatch T\' until you aix." 
Slumber solution: I left my first 

meeting with Dr. Hadey, in 
^^^H December, feeling ver\' 
^'aB optimistic. Because I was 
* afraid of getting headaches 
from going off caffeine cold 
turkey. I decided to wean 
myself off slowly— on the 
first day I stopped after 
3 P.M. and felt prettv- good. 
The next day I stopped at 
2 P.M. By die end of die firs! 
^0 week I had reached noon— 
still no headaches! And I 
was already beginning to 
feel sleepy at 9:30 P.M-quite 
a bit eai^Her than usual. I d 
never have thought that stopping caffeine 
could make that big of a difference. Writing 
my to-do "wonA ' list and having milk plus 
peanut butter and toast before getting in 
bed also helped me sleep because I had a 
histoiy of waking in die night fiom hunger, 
hi less than two weeks I was going to bed 
10. falling asleep within 20 minutes and 
getting up at 6 m die morning. 

"I feel more alert and mentally aware. 
Being tired earlier in die evening is going to 
take some getting used to because I usually 
can't get an\tliing done until after my chil- 
dren aie in bed. But getting up at 6 \.U. on 
weekends means diat I can get these things 
done before the kids start dieir day. Even 
staving up on Chiistmas and New Year 's 
Eves didn't affect my abilitv' to sleep. What 
did was drinking a caffeinated soda at about 
5 P.M. one da)-. I couldn't sleep at my usual 
10 P.M. After 30 minutes of tossing and 
turning I got up, had a small snack and 
didn't get back to bed imtil midnight. 

"I can't believe how much better I am 
ftmctioning at work! I always thought that! 
I was operating at a pretty high level, but Ilj 
can do even more. Wliat I learned from ! 
Dr. Fladey helps me fall asleep much more 
quickly— even when I was exhausted after 
taking my Girl Scout troop to the Madisori 
Cliildren's Museum." continuei 



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Mary Jo Thomas, 41, 

works full-time as an associate 
product manager at a party- 
goods compan) . Her hus- 
band. Randy, is a factory 
superv isor. They live in 
Indianapolis with their kids 
Melanie. 13. and Cody, 11. 
Her sleep struggle: Tve 
always liked to go to sleep 
vers' early-at 8:30 or 9— and 
wake up before dawn. On a 
good night I rarely sleep more 
than 6 hours. Is that normal.-" I • 
slept much better when I was 

\ ounger. Dealing with someone else's occasional snoring— and 
ti"\ing to keep my tossing and turning to a minimum on his 
account-has meant less sleep for me. Plus about three yeais ago 
we got two miniature dachshunds that insist on sleeping in bed 
with us. Usually I get up at least once in die night around 2 A.M.. 
to use the bathroom or let the dogs go outside. Often when I've 
let them in and go back to bed I can't get back to sleep. But 
when I travel for work and sleep alone, I usualK' get seven to 
eight solid hours. So I know I'm capable of that." 
The sleep expert: Brian Foresman, D.O., director. 
Sleep Medicine Circadian Biolog\- Program, Indiana 
University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 
Diagnosis: Insomnia from learned behavior and 
environmental causes 

"Maiy Jo is a light sleeper who had learned some not-so-good 
behaviors. Tlie goal was to retrain her into new habits, includ- 
ing a regular bedtime and waking time and getting up if she 
couldn't sleep. I didn't have to give her any medication— a lot of 
times if you change someone's behavior you don't need to. 

"She really seems to need only sLx hours of sleep a night. Her 
veiy early bedtime meant that she'd met her sleep needs by the 
middle of the night-that's why she couldn't go back to sleep. 
W'e pushed her bedtinie to 9:30 P.M. so that she would wake at 
3:30 or 4. Getting up that early was her strong preference. 

"Her habit of watcliing the clock in die middle of die night 
made it e\ en harder for her to fall back to sleep. I advised her to 



cover die bedroom and bathioom 
clocks, and set an alarm so she 
wouldn't worr)- about oversleeping. 

■'Mar\- Jo's dogs sleep in bed with 
her and her husband and wake her 
up at night. I suggested she keep the, 
dogs out of the bedroom." 
Slumber solution: It really 
helped to hear Dr Foresman say 
that waking up at 3:30 wasn't completely 
abnormal. The first night, the anxiet}' of 
wondeiing when the alarm would go off 
was almost as bad as watching the clock. 
But after a few days I found it's actually 
kind of nice not knowing just how many 
more hours I "should' sleep. I had one 
episode of f aking up and staging awake 
for about an hour and a half— I did fmally 
peek at the clock— but the next night I slept 
all the way dirough. We got a new dual 
alarm, so I can set it for 4 AM. for me 
and 5 for my husband. 

"Tlien holidays came and messed up my 
routine. First, I was waking up between 



2:30 and 3 and getting up to wTap presents, 
Five hours of sleep a night for a week made 
me a litde cranky and spacey. Wlien I tried 
not using the alami to catch up on sleep, I 
started waking up in die middle of the 
night. WTiat helped: imagining putting all 
the tfmigs that wake me up in a pair of big 
hands that caiT\' diem awa}' until morning. 

"After seeing Dr Foresman again. I went 
back to going to bed consistently at 9:30 or 
10 and waking at 4. using die alarm clock. 
I also learned to a\'oid taking a nap— either 
I can't get to sleep or it messes up my sleep 
that night. And we purchased new bed- 
room curtains that block more of our 
neighbor's securitv' light. lAfter two weeks I 
found I was getting up just before die alarm 
rang, so I stopped using it. At otn- fmal 
appoinmient. Dr Foresman said I now had 
the tools I need— if things get off cotuse I 
can go back to using the alarm and being 
more rigid about bedtimes. I never did 
make die dogs sleep outside the bedroom- 
I diink dieir whining would have been 
worse than ha\Tng them in the bed, dioughl 
I must admit I haven't tried!" coNiiNUEtl 



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We asked America s top sleep experts to help us design the perfeet sleeping 
environment. What they had to say w ill sureK put \ou to sleep I 



A night-light 
near the 
bathroom door 
makes midnight 
trips safer 



Pillows should "give" and not be 
too thick. Try down if you're not 
allergic Maximum: 2 per person 



A ceiling fan lets you regulate 
temperature better than an open 
window. Slightly cool is desirable. 



"Blackout" curtains hei ^ 
you fall asleep and kee 
morning light. 



The best oed- 
ding; cotton 
sheets (which 
"breathe") and 
a down com- 
forter (thin for 
summer, thick 
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.^tet- ' ■ 

A lock on the 
door ensures 
privacy for 
sleep and sex— 
the only bed- 
room activities 
recommended 
for problem 
sleepers. 



If you allow pets in the room, 
they should sleep in their own 
bed to minimize disruptiveness 





The old advice about having a super-hard mattress is no longer endorsed. Best for sleeping: a thick, 
medium-firm mattress. Some experts suggest two twin mattresses on a king-size box spring, covered 
by a king duvet: That way one sleeper won't feel mattress movement if the other is restless. 



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Do You NEED a SLEEP Specialist? 



If you decide to consult a sleep ex- 
pert, you have two options: Work 
with a physician, who will refer you 
to a lab for an overnight test if 
needed, or go to a sleep center. 
Centers test for all sleep disorders 
and have their own labs. The Amer- 
ican Acadenny of Sleep Medicine 
lists 998 accredited facilit'es (see its 
list at www.sleepcenters.org). 

Either way. you won't necessarily 
end up spending the night in a 
sleep lab having a polysomnogram 
test More good news: Insurance 
companies generally pick up the 



tab, which can range from $800 to 
$2,000 per night. 

First, your doctor will use 
questionnaires, a physical and a 
detailed medical history to try to 
determine the cause of your 
troubles. There are 80 classifiable 
sleep disorders, from sleep apnea 
to circadian rhythm disorders, 
according to Nancy Foldvary- 
Shaefer, D.O., director of the 
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Sleep 
Medicine Program and author of 
Getting a Good Night's Sleep. Most 
people with insomnia can be 



treated with behavioral therapy 
and/or medication. Only some 
cases require a polysomnogram to 
track brain waves and body 
movement (rapid eye movement 
sleep, heart rate, oxygen level, 
snoring, kicking and brief awaken- 
ings you may not notice). The 
newest labs look like hotel rooms, 
but you'll sleep with electrodes 
attached to your head, chest and 
legs. On the basis of the lab report 
your physician will diagnose the 
case and prescribe treatment. 

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be as isolating as it is debilitating — 

especially when those around you don't understand what you're going through. 
But you're not alone. More than four million Americans suffer from CFS, and the 
majority don't know they have it. If you've experienced extreme exhaustion for 
six months or longer, coupled with difficulty sleeping and concentrating, body 
pain and flu-like symptoms, you could have chronic fatigue syndrome. Log on 
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and treatment. Your life is waiting for you, and so is the support you need. 

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When sleep remains elusive— despite your best efforts to relax, resist caffeine and stick to a regular snoozing schet 
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Darlene Holte (see her story on page 134) how much better she felt with a good night's sleep and encouraged her 
tackle her insomnia with serious sleep therapy. 

Today's sleep aids aren't one size fits all: Your R_ can be tailored to your needs and spare you nasty side effects, such 
next-day drowsiness. And with your doctor's approval you don't have to use it all the time. "Although some people fir 
they need a sleep aid regularly, others just need help getting through occasional bouts of insomnia, so they use the 
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Remaining asleep for a whole 
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Falling asleep because of 
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Ambien (lasts four to five hours), 
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longer-lasting than Sonata or 
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asleep. Your choice depends on 
how much nightly sleep you need. 

An older sleep medicine in the 
benzodiazepine family, such as 
Halcion, Restoril, Valium or Xanax. 
These sleep aids help release 
mental and muscle tension as well 
as induce sleep. 



Rozerem. Unlike other approved in- 
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a controlled substance. Has shown no 
potential for abuse or dependence. 
Or a low dose of a sedating antide- 
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strategies for getting a good night's sleep. 



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Not a good choice for people 
who wake up repeatedly during 
th^-night. 



There have been rare medical reporl 
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people using Ambien— some involve 
improperly mixing it with alcohol. 
Since Ambien CR and Lunesta last 
longer, they may cause daytime 
sleepiness if you don't get seven to 
eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. 



These drugs can trigger side effect 
such as drowsiness or headaches 
the next day. Addiction (you need 
ever-increasing doses to fall asleep 
is a risk; with use for more than fou 
weeks you need careful follow-ups 
to check for dependency. 

Rozerem won't help you stay 
asleep; its sedating antidepressant;] 
can cause side effects such as dry 
mouth, blurry vision, palpitations 
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MAKES 36 ROLLS 
Prep time: 1 hr 20 min 
Total time: 1 hr 20 mm 

^2 cup seasoned rice vinegar 
y4 cup Asian fish sauce (nuoc nam 
or nam pla) 

2 tablespoons packed light brown 
sugar 

1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
y2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 
flakes 

3 oz vermicelli bean thread 
(cellophane) noodles 

'/2 lb peeled cooked medium 
shrimp, halved horizontally 
'/z peeled mango, flesh cut into 

julienne strips 
^2 seedless cucumber, seeded and 
cut into julienne strips 
cup fresh mint leaves 
5/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 
1 small bunch fresh chives. 



snipped into 4-inch lengths 
36 triangular or round rice-paper 
wrappers 

♦ Combine vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, 
garlic ;md pepper flakes in a small 
saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, 
wliisking, until sugar dissolves, about 
3 minutes. Trairsfer to a bowl and cool 
to room temperature for dipping sauce. 

♦ Bring a medium saucepan of water to 
a boil: add salt. Add noodles and cook, 
stimng, 40 seconds. Immediately drain 
in a colander and rinse with cold water. 
Drain well and transfer to a bowl. Toss 
with 2 tablespoons dipping sauce and 
snip into pieces about 4 inches long. 

♦ To assemble rolls, place noodles, 
sluimp. mango, cucumber, mint, 
cilantro and chives in separ ate bowls. 
Working with 2 wappers at a time, 
soak in a bowl of ven,' w-arm water 
(genth' mo\'ing so tliey don't stick) just 



until softened, about 30 seconds. 
Caiefull)' remo\e each wTapper frorr 
water, allowing excess water to drip 
off. and arrange flat (with widest sid 
nearest you. if a triangular shape) on 
a clean dr\- -svork surface. Lea\ing a 
V2-inch border on edtje closest to vou 
mound a small amount of noodles, 
a couple of pieces of mango and 



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cucumber and some mint and cilanti / 
Fold over border and besin rollins 
away from you until filling is enclose 
fold in side edges and continue rollin 
until 2 inches from end of wrapper, 
then top middle of roll with hal\ ed 
shi-iinp. pink side up. and 2 clii\ es. 
Continue to roll \M apper until enclo! 
completel)-. Transfer roll to damp pai 
towels and keep covered \%ith more 
damp paper towels to pre\'ent rice 
paper from dr)ing out. Repeat proce 
with remaining wrappers and filling. 
AiTange rolls on a platter and seiA C 
with dipping sauce on the side. 



Chicken and Beef Sate 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 1 hr Total time: 5 hrs 

V-/a cups coconut milk 

3 lemongrass stalks, tough outer 
leaves removed, trimmed, first 
4 inches from root end choppe 

'72 cup finely chopped shallot 

4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or 
to taste 

2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce 
(nuoc nam or nam pla) 

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons 
packed light brown sugar 

T/2 tablespoons finely chopped ga 

2 teaspoons coarse salt 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1 teaspoon turmeric 
1 (1/2 lbs) skirt steak, cut crossw 

into 24 (1-by-5-inch) strips 
T/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken 
breasts, cut diagonally into 
18 (1-by-5-inch) strips 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus 
additional for grill 

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon p 
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Pry, with taste notes of goose- 

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• Ritratti Pinot Grigio, Trentino 
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of green olive. 

• Mas de Gourgonnier, Les Baux de 
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Strawberry and raspberry, topped 
by a dry, almost spicy finish. 



1 cup roasted salted peanuts, 
finely ground 
'A cup chopped fresh cllantro 
42 (8-inch-long) bannboo skewers 
(soaked in water 30 minutes) 
cup seasoned rice vinegar 
3 tablespoons granulated sugar 

♦ Pulse together 1 cup coconut milk, 
the lemongi-ass. shallot. 2 tablespoons 
juice, the fish sauce, 2 teaspoons brown 
sugaj; the garlic, salt, cumin and 
turmeric in a food processor until 
smooth. Di\'ide mixture between 

2 resealable plastic bags, place steak in 
one and chicken in the other, then seal 
bags and turn untQ ineat is coated well. 
Marinate, chilled, at least 4 hours or 
overnight, placing bags in large bo\\ ls 
to catch any leaks. 

♦ Heat oil in a small hea\y saucepan 
o\cr moderate heat. Add curr)- paste 
and remaining 1 tablespoon brown 
sugar ; cook, stiiring, until sugar- dis- 
solves, about 2 minutes. Remo\ e pan 
from heat and whisk in remaining 

"'4 cup coconut milk, the peanuts, cOan- 
iro and remaining 2 tablespoons juice 
or to taste), for peanut dipping sauce. 

♦ Remo\ c steak and chicken from 
marinade (discaid marinade 1 and 
thread on drained skc\vers. 

♦ Preheat grill and lighdy oil rack. Com- 
bine \'inegai' and gianulaicd su^ai' m a 




small saucepan: bnng to a simmer. 
Cook, stiiring, until sugai' dLssoK es. 
about 2 minutes, for basting sauce. 
♦ Grill meat, brushing bodi sides widi 
basting sauce during last minute of 
cooking, turning once, until chicken is 
cooked through, about 4 minutes, and 
steak, turning once, about 2 minutes for 
medium-raie (discai^d remaining basting 
sauce). AjTange skewers on a platter and 
sen e with peanut dipping sauce. 

Crab and Pork Wontons 

MAKES 52 WONTONS 
Prep time: 1 hr 5 mm 
Total time: 1 hr 20 mm 

lb lump crab meat, broken into 
small pieces (discard any shell 
or cartilage fragments) 

y2 lb ground pork 

cup chopped scallion (green 
parts only) 

% cup chopped fresh mint leaves 
1 tablespoon finely grated peeled 

fresh ginger 
1 tablespoon soy sauce 



1 tablespoon dark sesame oil 
Cornstarch, for baking sheet 
52 wonton wrappers 
1 large egg, beaten 
8 cups vegetable oil 
1 cup purchased sweet red chili 
sauce 

♦ Toss together crab. pork, scallion. 
mint, ginger. so\' sauce and sesame oi 
in a small bowl for filling. 

♦ Dust a baking sheet with cornstarch; 
set aside. Working with 4 wonton wrap 
pers at a time, arrange on a clean dr\- 
work surface and place about 1 teaspoo 
filling in center of each. Brush wi appen 
ai ound filling and out to edge with egg. 
Biing 2 opposite comers of wonton 
togedier to foim a uiangle; fiiml)- press 
edges together to seal. Arrange on 
prepared baking sheet. Repeat with 
remaining wontons. filling and egg. 

♦ Heat \egetable oil in a large heav} 
saucepan over moderate heat until a 
deep-fn- thermometer registers 360°F. 
Fn- wontons in batches of 8. turning, 
until golden bro\m and contim . 



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batch. Transfer v\ith a slotted spoon to 
paper towels to drain. Arrange cooked 
wontons on a platter and sei"ve vvann 
or at room temperature witli cliili sauce 
on die side for dipping. 

Spicy Cucumber Salad 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 20 mm Total time: 35 min 

1 cup seasoned rice vinegar 
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 
flakes 

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon 

finely grated peeled fresh ginger 
4 lbs seedless cucumbers, halved 
crosswise 

♦ WTrisk together \-inegai\ pepper 
flakes and ginger in a lar ge bowl for 
dressing. 

♦ Using a \ egetable peeler, cut 
cucumber lengthwise into ribbons and 
add to bowl with dressing, tossing to 
combine: salt to taste. Cliill at least 15 
minutes, stining once, before sening. 



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Thai Grapefruit Salad 

(not pictured) 

SERVES 8 
Prep time: 40 mm 
Total time: 1 hr 5 min 

1/2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce 
(nuoc nam or nam pla) 
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon 
superfine sugar 

1 garlic clove, minced 

2 Serrano chiles, seeded (if 
desired) and finely chopped 

2 cups ruby red or pink 
grapefruit segments (about 
3 grapefruit), reserving 
2 tablespoons juice 
1/2 cup vegetable oil 

2 large shallots, thinly sliced 
crosswise 

1 head (1V4 lbs) Napa cabbage, 
trimmed, cored, leaves stackec 
and thinly sliced crosswise 

2 bell peppers (1 yellow and 
1 orange), stemmed, seeded 
and cut into strips 



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SERVES 8 

Prep time: 40 mm Total time: 45 mm 

1 purchased piecrust sheet (from 
15-oz box) 

2 firm-ripe avocados 

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
2/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce 
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2 scallions. dark-green part only, 
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3 tablespoons mayonnaise 
3 strips bacon, cooked and 

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V4-inch-thick slices and transfer to a 
large plate. Drizzle with juice: salt and 
pepper to taste. 

♦ Toss together lettuce, scallion. 



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♦ Remove sides of pan and place tart 
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fcaiis; 800-777-4524 for store locations. Jill Stuart; 
JiU .Stuan N\', 212-343-2300. Bodcn: u-vs-w. 
bodcnusa.com. Capezio: mviv.capeziodaiicc. 
com. Putu b\ J. MacLear at Notanon\Tnous: Eco 
GaUcna.VVyckoff, NJ, 201-560-0233. ' 

YOUR STYLE PAGE 35: MICHAEL Michael 
Kors; Bloomingdalc's. Mac\ 's. Lord k Taylor, 
Foley s and Dillard's. Foniaiina; Fornarina stores 
LA. 323-782-790 L and Las Vegas. 702-215-9300. 
Banana Republic; www.bananaicpublic.com. 
Isaac .\Ianc\'itz for Ben-.Win; 212-944-6480. 

BEAUTY JOURNAL PAGE 36: Unless listed 
otherwise, all beauty products ar c a\ ailable at 
major discoimt. drug and food retailers nationuide. 
Caudalie; vs'vvw.caudalie-usa.com. Skindinavia; 
vwwv.ulta.com. CoverGirl; Target and W'al-Man. 
e.l.f.; mwv-.eyeslipsface.com. PAGE 38; One With 
Naaire: select naaii^ food supermar kets. Blue Q: 
vwwv.fiidgedoor.com. Crabtrce N. EvcKn; vwwv. 
crabtreeandeveKii.com for store locations. Indigo 
Wild; \wwv.ijidigov\ild.com. 

SUMMER LOVIN' HAIR PAGES 40 to 

45: KaMS; select salons. Fckkaj; Sephora. CO. 
Bigclow; CO. Bigclovv apotliecaries. Umberto 
BeverK- Hills: Target. Ouidad; iwwv.ouidad. 
com. CLOTHING CREDITS: Agnes B.; %ws-vv. 
agnesb.nct. Tasliia; \wwv.tashia.com. EUissa 
Coleman; info@sinionshovvTOom.com. 

DRESS TO THRILL PAGE 46: Cit> Unltd.; 
select Mac~v 's. Cliaji Luu; vwwv.chanluuusa. 
com. Sisley; 800-535-4491. Tara Subkofffor 
Easy Spirit; vwwv.e;is\ spiiit.com. DKNT; Saks. 
Gerald Yosca; 212-3o'24349. Liz Claibonie 
Jevvelrv" vwwv.li2claibon1ejevvelrv.com. Jewels bv 
Julie Knapp at Supplements N^'; Majoiie L.A 
310-471 9545. \'"iktoria Havniaii at Supplements 
NY: Bshchu, Pliiladelphia,'215-574-1300. Diane 
von Furstenberg; Saks. Gap; vwwv.gap.com. 
[ones NY Sport; Carson's and Boscov's. Michael 
Kors; Michael Kors N\', 212-4524685. Mai-shaU 
Field's. Bkx)mingd;ile"s and wvwv.nordsQom. 
com. Capezio; vvww.capeziodance.com. Joseph; 
Joseph NY. 212-343-7071. MICHAEL Michael 
Kors; Dill;u"d's or vwvw.michaelkors.com. Hanes 
Hosieiy; .Macy s. PAGE 48: Banana Republic: 
wu-vvbaiKuiaiepubliccom. Smaii Weitzman: 
Stuait Weitzman. Beverh- Hills. 310-860-9600. 
Hue; Mac\ 's. Ro.xannc Assoulin for Lee .\ngel: 
www.leeangel.com. Midiacl Kors; Marshall Field's 
nationwide or www.michaelkors.com. Paul >vJoc 
forTai'get; www.target.com. L.L. Bean; vwvw. 
Ubcan.com. Michael Kors: Midiael Kors NT. 212- 
4524(i85. Bergdoif G<Hxim;ui. Mai-shall Field's 
or vvvwv.zappos.com. Hue: .Macv s. Streets .^icad 
at Notanoiiviiious: On a Wliim. Oklahoma Cirv. 
OK. 405-8-18-3488. Roxanne .Assoulin for Lee ' 
Angel; vwwv.leeangel.com. Rafe; 212-780-9739. 
Kemieth Cole; 800-KEN COLE. Newpon News; 
vwwv.ncu'port-news.com. Aim Taylor Loft; 800- 
DL\L ANN. Hue; Bkxjmingdalc's. \"ick\ Lee at 
Supplements NT; 714-389-()855. 

THE MOD SQUAD PAGE 50: C>iidua Stefle; 
vwv-vv.nordstiX)m.coni. L.L. Bean; vvwiv.llbean. 
com. Te%Tovv + Chase; Saks N\'. 212-7534000. 
and March's. Hunnngton. NT; ()31423-1660. 
Leg Resource: vviwv.lcgitsource.coni. PAGE 
51: Banana Republic; vwwv.bananarepublic.com. 
Diane \on Furstenbci-g; Saks. Cadierine Rapetri 
at Supplements NT; XSTsteiia. Red Bank. NJ; 
732-.530-9491. Isaac .Manevitz for Ben-.Amun; 



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PAGE 52: Club Monaco; vviwv.dubmonaco. 
com for store locations. Isaac Mizrahi for Targe 
vvvwv.targeLcom. Kenneth Cole Reaction; 877 
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Taylor Loft; 80b-DL\L-.-\NN. Gap; vwwv.gap. 
com. Stuan Weitzman; Stuart Weitzman. Be\ er 
Hills. 3 10-860-9600. Josette at Supplements NT 
Tabandeh. Washington. D.C. 202-244-0777 
Marimekko; vwvw.kiitosmaiimeko.com. PAGE 
54:J.Jill: www.jjill.com. American .Apparel; 
vwwvamericanapparel.net. Lauren bv Ralph 
Lauren; Macv's NT. 212-6954400. Kennedi 
Cole Reac-uon; 877-REACTION. PONO bvjc 
Goodman; 866-336-PONO. Pelle Melle: vwwv 
plazatoo.com. PAGE 55: DKNT Jeans; 800-7 
4524 for store locations, .\merican Apparel; vwv 
amencanappard.net. Sislev; 800-5354491. Echi 
800-33 1-ECHO. Roxanne .Assoulin for Lee An 
vwvw.leeangel.com. a.n.a..JCPennev; 877-FINT 
JC^ BE.AUT\" BONUS: Lorac; Sephora. 

y6uR HOME PAGE 99: Sideboard, basket 
and candles. HomeGoods (styles may vary by 
store); 800-6 14-HOME or wwiv.homegoods.co 
for store locations. 



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lamps), Nortli Stai' paint (side table). Shenvin 
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Lamps, rug. cofTee table, vases, mirror, baskets 
and accessories. HomeGoods (srv les max \ my 
by storel.Jefferson/'Linen (sofa slipcover fabric) 
Cottage Rose/Blue, Bistro/Seaspray (piUovv fabrit 
and Sai-ali Floral/ Sky Blue idiair fabric). Calico 
Comers; 800-213-6366 or vwwv.calicocomers.co: 
Slipcover fabrication, Jean M. Fleming. Bookshd 
fabrication. John Gregav dis and Campbell Kane. 
Sai-atoga Springs. N\'. Rowers. California Cut 
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sheei-s. Countrv- Curtains: 800456-0321 or vww 
countrvcuitains.com. PAGE 104: Blissful Blue 
paint (diairs). .Alabaster paint (table), Shenvin- 
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padsi. Calico Comers. Chandelier, homeowners' 
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mirror. HomeGoods (stvies may vaiy). Icdandic 
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YOUR FOOD PAGE 147: (Watermelon 
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urgently important pmsuit for more and more of us, and 
\\ omen lead that charge, since we are the ones who do the 
caretakins for evervone in our famihes, as well as for 
ourselves. A hunger for excellent health reporting and 
health advocacy is. in fact, one of the most important 
reasons that 13 million women, monthly, read Ladies' 
Home Journal. The magazine has an esteemed history of 
shaping public health policy for the better— helping lay the 
gioundwork for the FDA a hundred years ago, putting 
bogus medical concoctions out of business, speaking out 
about sexually transmitted diseases when it was quite 
taboo to do so. Today we proudly continue that tradition, 
and in recent years and months, the power of 
this readership ( you!) is working to improve 
the quality of imported produce, care in ER's 
a:id conditions at nursing homes. 

That's why it's so natural— and exciting— 
that diis mondi we debut the fu st annual Ladies ' 
Home Joiinial Hc3lth. Breakthrough Awards. In 
this ver\' important and special 20-page sec- 
tion, you can read about awardees who have 
made gioundbreaking, long-lasting and life- 
saving medical discoveries. We honored them 
at a special luncheon in New York City on 
August 2. Health Director Julia Kagan and 
her team collected hundreds of candidates 
from the nation's leading medical institutions, 
and the whole process was both himibling 
and awe-inspiring. America's doctors are 
doing so much impressive work in research. 





diagnostics and care that it was agonizing to 
recognize just a handful. This group is truly 
heroic. Leam about diem stalling on page 200. 



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If you have a teenager in your 
house, no doubt you have been up 
some nights sick with worry when 
he or she is late coming home. Is she 
hurt, in trouble, gone forever or just 
ignoring her curfew? Our writer Lisa 
Collier Cool lived every parent's night- 
mare: One day her 16-year-old daugh- 
ter just didn't conne honne. Lisa and 
husband John spent the next eight 
days on a harrowing search for their 
runaway Lisa felt strongly that the 
lessons she learned about teen culture, 
troubled kids and parents' respon- 
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\\ HAT YOUR FAVORITE SONG SAYS ABOUT YOU 

Do you like to shake it with Shakira to "Hips Don't Lie"? Or would you rather hear an ana from Mozart's Marriage 
of Figaro? Your favorite tunes can reveal insights about your personality, according to new research from Peter J. 
Rentfrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and personality psychology at England's University of Cambridge, 
and Samuel D. Gosling, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Read on to 
find out what personality clues may be hidden in your CD collection or iPod playlist, —Katie Bropl^y 




C\Tiics may scoff at the 
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hat Dreams of Childhood Mean 



When you last had a dream about revisiting your 
childhood home, did you dismiss it as meaningless 
nostalgia? Think again: Whatever feelings your 
childhood home conjures up for you— a sense of 
security and being cared for, excitement and 
adventure or caution and fear— your dreams of the 
place where you grew up can offer a window into 
your present emotional state. 

When we sleep, our brains fuse past and present 
emotions and symbols, says Layne Dalfen, author 
of Dreams Do Come True: Decoding Your Dreams 
to Discover Your Full Potential. A dream about the 
dark, scary basement of your childhood home 
could indicate a fear of facing the unknown in 



some aspect of your life today; a dream of happily 
making mudpies in your old backyard may be 
your sleeping mind's way of telling you to reward 
yourself with some relaxation as a respite from the 
weight of your responsibilities. 

The next time your dreams lead you back into 
your childhood home, says Dalfen, take the time to 
consider the feelings evoked— helplessness? joy?— 
and compare those sentiments to any volatile 
situations you face in your waking life. Then 
consider what qualities or attitudes you possess 
now that you didn't in your childhood— and how 
they may help you resolve the situation better than 
you could have as a youngster. —Katie Brophy 



WHEN GOSSIP MAK^lWi 

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Is it bad to feel close to someone if 
your main interaction and shared 
interest is disliing dirt about some- 
one else? New research suggests 
trash-talking friendships can actual- 
ly be powerful. In fact, bonding 
may go best precisely when what 
you and your buddy have in com- 
mon is a dislike for anotlier person. 

Sharing mildly negative attitudes 
about odier people fosters closeness 
more cffccti\ ely than sharing 
positive feelings, found study 
coautiior Jennifer K. Bosson. Ph.D.. 
professor of psycholog)- at the 



University of South Florida, ui 
Tampa. WTiy .^ "HaN-ing negadve 
atdtudes in common establishes a 
'we' that is superior to the disliked 
'they." " says Dr. Bosson. Moreover, 
when you criticize a third party 
you re also revealing somediing 
personal about yourself and taking 
a social risk. If your listener shares 
your negadve \-iewpoint. voila— 
you're instandy intimate. But be 
\vamed: If you get catty and your 
listener doesn't agi^ee with your 
dislike, such beha\"ior can repel 
potential friends. —Therese Bonluml 



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When you're in mourning, the 
words "time heals all wounds" 
may seem like cold comfort. 
But there is truth in the cliche, 
according to a recent study fron 
Concordia University, in Mon 
treal, Quebec. Memories of 
distressing experiences, such as 
the death of a loved one, don't 
necessarily fade as years go by, 
but they gradually get colored 
by more positive emotions. 

By asking college students 
about their memories of life- 
defining events, researchers 
Michael Conway, Ph.D., and 
Wendy-Jo Wood, Ph.D., discov- 
ered that as time passes we tenc 
to remember strongly emotional j, 
experiences positively even if 
they were harrowing. "People 
are resilient," says Conway. "We 
come to terms with our experi- 
ences in as positive a way as we 
can." Thus, we may eventually 
see even the death of a friend as 
something that showed us how 
strong we could be in the face ol 
loss or how we should treasure 
our friends. Our tendency to 
find such meaning in even the 
saddest event helps transform it 
into a valuable experience rathei 
than just a mournful one. —K.B 



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s know lowering high cholesterol is 
ant for everyone. But for some people, 
in more important. In fact, a panel of 
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nes suggesting many patients aim for 
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ng with your doctor 
to helping you reach 
;holesterol goal. 

r all you've tried — including diet 
:ercise — your doctor believes you 

get your bad cholesterol even 
ask whether CRESTOR might help. 

ower. 

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, the 10-mg dose of CRESTOR, along 
et, can lower bad cholesterol by as much 
/o (vs 7% with placebo). That means 
DL-C — the bad cholesterol — could 
vn about half. Your results may vary. 

ESTOR right for you? 

another conversation you need to 
vith your doctor. Your doctor will 

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Get more information about CRESTOR. 

To learn more about CRESTOR, or if you 
are without prescription coverage and can't 
afford your medication, AstraZeneca may 
be able to help. Call 800-CRESTOR or visit 
CRESTOR.com. 

Here is important safety information 
about CRESTOR you need to know. 

CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet for 
lowering high cholesterol and has not been 
determined to prevent heart disease, heart 
attacks, or strokes. CRESTOR is not right 
for everyone, including women who are 
nursing, pregnant, or who may become 
pregnant, or anyone with liver problems. 
Your doctor will do blood tests before and 
during treatment with CRESTOR to monitor 
your liver function. Unexplained muscle pain 
and weakness could be a sign of a rare but 
serious side effect and should be reported 
to your doctor right away. The 40-mg dose 
of CRESTOR is only for patients who do not 
reach goal on 20 mg. Be sure to tell your 
doctor if you are taking any medications. 
Side effects occur infrequently and include 
muscle aches, constipation, weakness, 
abdominal pain, and nausea. They are 
usually mild and tend to go away. 



"^"^ If your doctor says, 

"lower is better," aim lower with CRESTOR. 

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i the important Product Information about CRESTOR on the adjacent page and discuss it with your doctor. y\ 

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Please read Ihis summarv carelully and then ask your doctor about CRESTOR No advertisement can provide all the inlormation needed lo delermine if a drag is risht tor you. 

ThiS' se menu place ot carelul discussions w.tl. your doctor. Only your doclor has the training to weigh the risks and benetits ot a prescnplion drug. 

r^. cccuufrLaw-'f^^TT^^^^JZ^ ™SAGE M Adverse Experie«esAiI,erssy.Knenc«.re5ardias of Cijslt^^ 

^ w^^^ . n . d t d^^ ADMINISTRATION! Warfarin; Coadministration ol rosuvastatin to patients oo sQOle ^vartann m ot oat-* n o-aceboconsolieJ 0^ si^« of ros.,-^^. ar. s.««n.l 

?Srv- .«T^^ w^^^^^^^^^ ,terapvresoWincl,nic3llys,gn,fican!„ses,nlNR,>4 0as*e2.3)lnpat,ents!akin,coo™n disco™to.a«onsO«rs«^in^st.d«otu5t^ 

, r M ■ m«rnd I mS^^^^^^^ dv P d m iFredtich on ype lla anticoagulaots and ros.vastatin concomiunti, IfJR should be determined before starting rosuva- of pabents on rosir/astasn and 5', on pBcsDo. 

: r f a ' t m'^^^^^^^^ Stat, aid .,e,„a.,lv enoogb don.g early therapy to ensore that no significant alteration of IN T3ble1.M««.h.1si.Pl.cb^Cotr.lledSfto 

; J l:,n T,p 1 . i ce LDL-C total-C, and ApoB m patients with homoHgoos tanilial occurs Once a stable INR time has been documented IN can e monitored at the ir^terva 

. h m ; .n i nc to oth« lipid-louer.na neainients (eg , LDL apheresisl or if usually recommended tor patients on coumann anticoagulants If the dose » ™su » 

; . : ; ih contraindications CRESTOR is contiaindicated m changed, the same procedure should be repeated Rosuvastabn therapy has not oeen associate 

a y r ensitivit. to any como.nent ot this product Rosuyastabn is with bleeding or with changes m INR m patients not taking anticoagulants Gemhbrozit: 

n-^di-a ed n in," , active liver diseas- or' with unexplained persistent elevations of Coadministration of a single rosuvastatin dose to healthy volunteers on gemfibrozil 00 -ng tv/ice 

< m I n alas (see t^ARNINGS Liver Enzvmesl Pregnancy and lactation daily! resulted in a 2 2- and f 9-toid respectiv^y, increase m mean C™. an mean A C of os va- 

1 e ™ p7c s di continuln of lipid^ering drugs during pregnancy statin (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION! Endocn,,e Functron ^^^Mm^^i^^^ 

I a^^^^^^^^^^ on the outcome ot long-term therapy ot pnmary hypercholesterolemia have shown that rosuvastatin alone does not reduce basal plasma cortsol conc^ntrabo n or -mpa 

ste trp d^« c^lesierol biosvnihesis are esseMiai components tor fetal adrenal reserye, caution should be emcised i any HMG-Co re ucBse ' '9 " 

! men ncM^^^ Ot Steroids and ch; - -"^ t''G-CoA reductase used lo lower cholesterol levels is administered concomitantly with drugs that may ecrease th 

nh I rTd c a les^^^^^^^^^ possi* - - ' ' " ' o cgolly active levels or activity ot endogenous steroid hormones such as ketoconazole spironolactone and 

su n«s d r ro" r tb^^^^^^^^^ ' " ' ^ '-"'^'^^ ^NS Toxicity CNS vascular lesions charactenzed by penvascular hemorrhages, 

omen e re 7g-CpA "ase nh, tors ' . - ' I'Jnn, pregnancy and in edema and mononuclear cell inlirtrahon of penvascular spaces ave been observe m dogs 

n Zo ,1,0 rs ROS^^^^^^^^^ BE ACI.' - " ..OMEN OF CHILDBEARING treated with several other members ot this drug class A chemically similar dmg m this class 

SgE ONW W((EN sue™™ ARE HIGHLY Uf.UkELV TO CONCEIVE AND HAVE BEEN produced dose-dependent ophc nerve degenerahon iWallerian degeneration ot retinogenolate 

INFORSJED OF THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS It the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, tibersi in dogs, at a dose that produced plasma drug levels about 30 hmes higher than the meaii ^, , j jjs patents tieateo with rosuvastatin in dmical studies Tlie events m lialKsi 

iheraov should be discontinued immediately and the pahent apprised of the potential hazard to the drug level m humans taking the highest recommended dose Edema hemorrhage and parbal ^^^^ ^j^j^^ ^ ^ , y^mj. f^^^^„,„l, pj,„ ^ccileml inm cW, 

fetus' WARNINGS Uver Enzymes HIvIG-CoA reductase inhibitors, like some other lipid- necrosis m the intersthum ol the choroid ple«u5 was observed in a female dog sacnhceo mori- ^^^^ ^^^^^^ „j|.^ pj.^ Cardiovascular System: Hwrtension angina 

lowerino lher>oies have been associated with biochemical abnormalities of liver function The mci- bund at day 24 at 90 mg,Wday by oral gavagc (systemic exposures 1 00 times the human expo- ^3so|j||jtj,,on. and palpitabon Digestive Syslem; Consspaton ojswenienfis. vomi 

*nrp ni oeisi tent eievabons (.3 times the upper limit of normal |ULN| occurring on 2 or more sure at 40 mg/day based on AUC comparisons) Corneal opacity vvas seen in dogs treated for i^^^.^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ j„ij ^^5^5 ^^^^^^ ^f,,,^; hj^Ij ,jj 

cutive occasions! m serum transaminases m fixed dose studies was 4 0, and 1% in 52 weeks at 6 mg/kg/day by oral gavage (systemic exposures 20 hmes the human exposure a ^^^^^ j^^^^^jj,; ,„j oisonlers; Penpl 

oahents who received rosuvastatin 5 10 20 3nd40mg tespectively In most cases theeleva- 40 mg.'day based on AUC comparisons) Cataracts were seen m dogs treated tor 12 weeks by oral Hustoloskelelal System: Anhmis mt^riiga and pathological 'rac:u-e Kervon 

honswer» transient and resolved or improved on continued therapy or after a brief interruption in gavage at 30 mg;kg/day (Systemic exposures 60 times the human exposure at 40 m^^day oased ^^^^^^^ tiypenom. piresthesii lepressm anxietyi vertigo, 

theiaov Theie were too cases of laundice for which a relationship to rosuvastatin therapy could on AUC comparisons) Rehnal dysplasia and retinal loss were seen m dogs treated tor 4 weeks by Rgspi^i,,^ sptem: 8wkMis m" 'r'C'esseo ovspnea pneumonia, and asflirm 

nni w deleimined which resolved after discontinuation of therapy There were no cases ol liver oral gavage at 90 mg,'k^'day (systemic exposures fOO times the human exposure at jppjnjjjjs: Sash and pmnbjs Laboratory Abnomialities: In the rosuvjstahn " 

.3 - ',„ bip 'I -ei d'w.iv >n these 'nals II is recommended that liver luiiclion tests be 40 mg/day based on AUCi Doses s30 mg/kg.'day (systemic exposures sOOtimesthe human expo- ^^^^^^ dipst ck-posilive proteinuria and microscopic hematuna were observed ah 

Derlormed Pelore and at 12 weeks tollowing bolh the initiation ol therapy and any elevation ol sure at 40 mg/day based on AUC comparisons! following treatment up to one yeai 0'^"?™! stacn-treated patients, predominantly m pahents dosed above the recommended dts! 

dose and oeiiodicallv le n semiaiinua((yl Ihereatler. Livei enj/me changes generally occur m rehnal findings Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment ot fertility in a ^^^^^^^^ ,^,,5 (|„j,„g ^j^j ,fj|,uj„, ,„ pj|ie„,s a|„„g rosuvastabn 40 

the li'isl 3 month' ' - <'-■' 'i - -atients who develop increased transaminase I04-weekcarcincgenicilystudyinratsatdoselevelsol2,20 60 or 80 mg/kg/day by oral gavage cj^pafju ,0 ij^j, doses ol rosuvastabn or comparator stahns, though h »/as generallyl 

levels should be mo" - " ' - i J resolved Should an increase in ALT or AST the incidence ol uterine stromal polyps was significantly increased in females at 80 mg/kg/day at ^,,1^ ASociated with worsening renal hinction (See PRECAUTIONS Laboratoi 





Rosuvastabn 


Placdio 


Adverse event 




N=3E 


Pharyngibs 


90 


76 


Headache 


5,5 


5.0 


Diartiea 


3.4 


29 


Dyspepsia 


34 


3.1 


Nausea 


3.4 


3.1 


Myalgia 


2.8 


1.3 


Asthenia 


2.7 


26 


Back pain 


2.6 


24 


Flu syndrome 




1.8 


Unnary tract mtecbon 


23 


1.6 


Rhinhis 


2.2 


2.1 


Sinusitis 


20 


1.8 



of >3 hmes ULN peis.;: ;e:ja,:r ,1: jjw .■ viithdrawal ol rosuvastabn is recommended, 
Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in patients who consume substantial guanlities ol 
alcohol and.'Or have a history ol liver disease (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Special 
Pcpuialions Hepatic Insuhiciencv) Active livei disease 01 unexplained peisisteni transaminase 
elevations aie contraindications to the use ol rosuvastatin (see CONTRAINDICATIONS 1 
Myopothy/Rhabdomyolysis Rare cases ol rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure 
secondary lo myoglobinuria have been reported wilh rosuvastatin and with other drugs in this 
class. Uncomplicated myalgia has been reported in rosuvastahn-treated patients [see ADVERSE 
REACTIONS) Creatine kinase ICKi eievabons (>10 times upper limit ol noimal! occurred in 2°. 
to 4"> ot patients taking rosuvastatin at doses uo 10 40 mg m clinical studies Treatment-related 
myopathy defined as muscle aches or muscle weakness in coniunction with increases m CK values 
>tO times upper limit m no'mal vras reported in up to 1'o ol patients taking rosuvastatin doses 
ot up to 40 mg in clinical studies In clinical Irials the incidence of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis 
increased at doses of rosuvastatin above the recommended dosage range |5 to 40 mg) In post- 
marketing experience etfects on skeletal muscle, e g uncomplicated myalgia myopathy and 



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Other abnormal laboratory values repprted were elevated creabnine phosphokmase. 1 
nases. hyperglycemia, glutamyl transpepbdase alkaline phosphatase bilirubin, and tl 
bon abnormalities Other adverse events 'eported less trequentty than 1°: m the n 
clinical study program regardless of causaliU' assessment included arrhythmia, hepa 
sensdraty reachons (l e face edema, thrombocytopenia leukopenia vesicnlobulo 
urticaria, and angioedema) kidney tailure. syncope myasthenia myosihs. pancicabhs. p 
sihvity reaction myopathy and rhabdomyolysis Postmarketing Experience ln| 
to the events reported above, as with other drugs in this class, the following event It 
reported dunng post-markehng expenence v.ith CRESTOR, regardless ol causality a 
ver^/ rare cases of jaundice OVERDOSAGE There is no specihc treatment in IheJ 
overdose In the event of overdose the patent should be treated symptomatcally and 
measures msti'jted as leoui'ed HeTodiah'Sis does not signihcanUy enhance dearanceol 
stahn DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION The patent shpuld be placed onal 
systemic exposure 20 times the human exposure at 40 mg/day based on AUC Increased incidence ,.1,5155,5,.. . and should contnue on tbisdietduii| 

oi polyps was not seen at lower doses In a 107-week carcinogenicity study in mice given 10 60 ^^^^ ^^.^^^ . ^- . ■ ; c dose at any tme of day with or withi 

rarely rhabdomyolysis nave been reported in patients treated'wi'ihHMG-CoA Reductase inhibitors 200 mg/kg/day by oral gavage, an increased incidence of hepatocellular adenoma/carcinoma was Hyperchoiesterolemio (Heterozygous Fomilial ond NonfamiU 
includinQrosuvastatn As with other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitois reports ol rhabdomyolysis observed at 200 mg/kg/day at systemic exposures 20 hmes human exposure at 40 mg/day based f^^^^ Dyslipidemio (Fredriclcson Type lla ond lib) The dosi 
'vith rosuvastatin are rare but hiqher at the hrghest marketed dose (40 mgi Factors that may on AUC An increased incidence ol hepatocellular tumors was not seen at lower doses jp^j^g^ ^ „g ^3,,^, j^j^jp,. cRESTOR snouio Pe mdividualeed a 
predispose patients to myopathy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors include advanced age (.65 Rosuvastatin was not mutagenic or clastogenic with or without metabolic actvabon m the Ames ^^^^^^ j^^^ „5„3l recommended starting dose ol CRESTOR is 101 

-ears) hypothyroidism and renal msutliciency Consequentf/ 1 Rosuvastabn should Pe test with Sa/mone»a lyptemmum and fsc/iench/a col the mouse lymphoma assay and the chio- ^^^^^ However motion ol therapy with 5 mg once daily should be considered tol 
prescnbed with cauhon in patents with predisposing factors lor myopathy such as, renal impair- mosomal aberration assay in Chinese hamster lung cells Rosuvastatin vras negative in the m m ^^^^^^^^^ .^^j jggjjsj^^j ,eaucbons who have predrsposing factors tor myopa^ 
ment isee DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) advanced age and inadequately treated hypothy- mouse micionudeus lest In rat fertility studies with oral gavage doses ot 5, 15 50 mg_kg,'day ^^^^^ ^^^1^^ ^^^^^^ popuiatons such as pabents taking cyclosponne Asian pa 
loldism 2 Pattnis should Pe advised to promptly report unexplained muscle pain tenderness or males were treated lor 9 weeks prior to and throughout mating and females viere treated weeks pj^j^,^ ^^^^ ms^ciency (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Race. , 

weakness particularly it accompanied by malaise pr lever Rosuvastatin therapy should be discon- prior lo maling and throughout mating until gestation day / No adverse ellect on lertility was f^^„tf,„^ prng Interachons For pahents mth marked hypercho-lesteroleniBl 
tinued it markedly elevated CK levels occur or myopathy is diagnosed or suspected 3 The 40 mg observed at 50 mgftgiday (systemic exposures up lo 10 times human exposure at 40 mgiday ^,gj ^^^^^^ j^^, jgg,essn,e i.pid targets a 20-mg starting dose may be considered Allf 
dose 01 rosuvaslatin is reserved only lor those patients who have not achieved then LDL-C goal based on AUC comparrsons) In testicles ot dogs treated with rosuvastatin at 30 mg,kg/day tor one ,^p„ j„j,p, „pp„ „„3„o„ „, qrestor jpid levels should be analyzed within 2 to 4 irf 
ulilizino the '0 mg dose of rosuvastatin once daily isee DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) 4 The month, spermalidic giant cells were seen Spermatidic giant cells were observed in monkeys aner ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ accordmo'v The 40-mg dose ol CRESTOR is reserved only tor most J 
risk ol myopathy during tieatmenl with rosuvastabn may be increased with concurrent admims- 6-month treatment at 30 mg/tg/day in additon to vacuolation ol semmilerous tubular epithelium ^^^^ j^^^j ,5^, ^-j,, lq^.j gpji u„|,;i„g ,„e 20 mg dose ol CRESTOR once f 
va'iop -the- 'ip.d-iov*mg 'herapies or cyclosponne isee CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Drug Exposures in 'he dog were 20 times and in the monkey 10 times human exposure at 40 mgdav (^jr^ings. Myopathy,' Rhabdomyolysis) When initiating statin therapy or svrit* 
irterjctms PPECAUTlCfiS Oiug ln;pi,irliOrs and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION! The based on Dodvsurlace area comparisons Similar lindings have been seen with other drugs in this 3„jt„j,s|j||„||,e,apy, the appropriate CRESTOR starting dose should brst be utilized 
bcnelilollurtheralleralions in lipid levels by Ihe combined use ol rosuvaslatin with librates or class Pregnancy PfegnancKCatesoryJtSee CONTRAINDICATIONS Rosuvastabn may cause ^^^^^ ,p ,„j individualized goal ol therapy. Homoij 

niacin should be tarelully weighed against Ihe potential risks ol this combination, letal harm when administered to a pregnant woman Rosuvastatin is contraindicated in women fg^;||g| Hypercholesterolemia The .ecommenoed starting dose ot uRE! 
Combination therapy with rosuvastatin and gemlibrozil should generally be avoided. (See who are or may become pregnant Safety in pregnant women has not been established Ttiere are o„|.e daily in pahents with homozygous FH The maximum recommended daily 
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and PRECAUTIONS Drug Interattions) 5 The risk ol no adequate and well-controlled studies of rosuvastatin in pregnant women Rosuvastabn crosses 45 cRfSTORstiould be used in these patients as an ad|uncf to other lipid-lowenogttl 
myopathy during treatment with rosuvaslatin may be increased in circumstances which 'he placenta and is tound m letal hssue and amniobc lluid at 3'. and 20'. respechvely of the ^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^j,, uejimen,; unavailable Response 10 therapy shoulj 
increase rosuvaslatin drug levels (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Special Populalions. Race 'naiernal plasma concentration following a single 25 mg'kg oral gavage dose on gestabon day 16 ^^,^^1 ^^^^ prc-apheresis LDL-C levels Dosage in Asian PaHents Initalion olQ 
and Renal insulliciency and PRECAUTIONS General) Rosuvaslatin therapy should also be m lats A highei letal bssue distribution (25% maternal plasma conccntrabon) was observed in ^^^^^^ ^^^^ 5 ^^^^ j3,l^, jpp,,^ „j oonsidered tor Asian patents. The potental lor it 
temporarily withheld in any patient with an acute serious condition suggestive ol myopathy or rabbits after a single oral gavage dose ot 1 mg/kg on gestabon day 18 It this drug is administered ^^^^^^^ ,j|j,„j,o Caucasians is relevant when considenng escalabon oldose 
predisposing lo Ihe development ot renal larlure secondary lo rhabdomyolysis (e g , sepsis, to a woman with reproductrve potential, the patent should be apprised ol the potential hazard a ^,^1,^,^ tiyperchoiesterolemia is not adeguately controlled at doses ot 5. 10 or 20 mg of" 
hypotension dehydrahon maior surgery trauma severe melaholic, endocrine, and elec- tetus In lemale rats given oral gavage doses ol 5 15 50 mg'Vj'day rosuvastabn before mahng ,see WARNINGS Myopaihy'Rhabdomyotysis, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SpecialPdl 
Irolyie disorders 01 uncontrolled seizuresl PRECAUTIONS Generol Before instituting and continuing through day /poslcoitus results m decreased letal body weight (female pupsi and ^^^^ and PRECAUTIONS General) Dosoge in Patients Taking Cydospo 
ih«i!r- -iitir.',j',.-, • ,iii -m jiiein v iiouidoemjdr i.i-- " i.^ -hnlesleiolemia with appro- delayed ossification at the high dose isystemic exposures 10 bmes human exposure at p3,^j„|s ,j|,i„g jyciosponne. therapy should be limited to CRESTOR 5 mg once daily (sei 
pnate diet .ind exercise weight reduction in obese patients and treatment ol underlying medical 40 mg/day based on AUC compaiisons) In pregnant rats given oral gavage ooses ol 2, 20 ,^^3 Myppathy/Rhabdomyolysis, and PRECAUTIONS, Drug Interacbons), Conca 
problems isee INDICATIONS AND USAGE) Administration ot rosuvastatin 20 mg to patients with 50 mg/kg/day bom gestation day 7 through lactabon day 21 (weaning!, decreased pup surviva yp|j.Lov,ering Therapy The effect ot CRESTOR on LDL-C and lotal-C may be( 
severe -enal impairment (CL, <30 mU'min/1 73 m?) resulted in a 3-told increase in plasma occurred in gioups given 50 mjkg/'day systemic exposures =12 times human exposure at ,^ combination ■,-;th a bile acid binding resin It CRESTOR is used in combitf 

conceniiations ol rosuvastatin compared with healthy volunteers isee WARNINGS, Myopathy/ 40 mg/day based on body surtace area comparisons In pregnant rabbits given oral gavage doses g^^,,^,.. .... |,e limited to 10 mg once daily (see W« 

Bhabdnmvo-sis and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION! The resuh ol a large pharmacokinetic ol03 1 3 mg/kg'day from gestation day 6 lo lactation day 1 8 |v/eaningi exposures equivalen to ^^^^^^ i:-;.:ajTI0NS. Drug Interachons) Dosoge m R 

study condii'ted m the US demonstrated an approximate 2-told elevation m median exposure m human exposure at 40 mg/day based on body surtace area compansons decreased leti nabflit/ y^^ilh Renal Insufficiency -loditication of dosage is necessary for pahenBI 
A^an sib'^cts (having either Filipino Chinese Japanese Korean Vietnamese or Asian-lndian and maternal mortality was observed, Rosuvastatin v/as not teratogenic in lats at ^25 rn^^my ,p ^ppj,3,j ,j„3| |„s^tt,[iency For patients with severe renal impairment (CL„ dOi 
oiioinl i-ompared with a Caucasian control group This increase should be considered when or in rabbits s3 mg/kg/day (systemic exposures equrvalent to human exposure at 40 mg/day based , 73 ^:)„oi on hemodialysis dosing ol CRESTOR should be started at 5 mg once dai^t^* 
making io<' '.isialin dosing decisions 'm Asian patients ,^f~ vVARN MGS Myopathy or AUC or body surtace companson, respectvelyl Nursing Aitottiers « is not known j,ojjo ,0 daily isee PRECAUTIONS General and CLINICAL PHARMACOLr 
Rhabdoinvoiysis CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special Poci r . - i :- .,rd DOSAGE AND whether rosuvastabn is excreted m human milk Studies in lactating rats have demonstratetl that ppp^ianons Renal Insuhiciency) 
ADMINISIRAIION 1 InformaHon for PaHents Pn c '...(:• .idvised lo report rosuvastatn is secreted into breast milk at levels 3 limes higher than that lamed in the plasma 

prompt!- .jrexplained -nuscle pam tenderness or weakness particjian, 1 accompanied by loilowing oral gavage dosing Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the NOTE: This summary provides important information about CRESTOR. For 
.nalaise n if -fr When taking rosu -astatin with an aluminum and magnesium hydroxide combina- potential tor serious adverse reactons m nursing intants from rosuvastatn a decision should be ^^^^^ 53,0 prolessional about the lull Prescribing li 

linn artitiii antacid should be taken at least 2 hours after rosuvastatin a'dministrahon (see made whether to disconbnue nursing or administration of rosuvajtatn taking into account the ^^^^ 
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laying the piano is Beth Coker's passion, and her greatest 
thrill nowadays is sharing her talent with an appreciative audi- 
ence. But for years, she couldn t muster up the courage to play in 
front of anyone. "I was so afraid of making a mistake and failing 
in front of other people." says Coker. a 46-year-old exercise 
ph\ siologist from Medford. Oregon. "Tlie thought of performing 
was petrifying-I just froze."' 

That fear had first reared its head when Coker was 13: She 
faked a stomachache to get out of accompan^^ing her school choir. 
Afterward, she felt ridden with guilt for letting her classmates 
down, but her fear was stronger than her remorse. It wasn't until 
Coker was 40 that somediing made her realize her terror didn t 
ha\ e to be a permanent fact of her life. One day, thinking no one 
was around, she let her fingers glide over the ivories of a piano in 
her church, and a friend of hers overheard. "Rick could tell I was 
hiding my light under a bushel." she recalls. "So he challenged me. 
saying 'You're good, but you couldn't play for an audience.' " 

Coker had grown so accustomed to simply submitting to her fear 
that Rick's implied dare caught her off-guard-and flicked a mental 
switch. "I realized that I was letting my fear keep me fiom pursuing 
somediing I would love." she says. She stai'ted taking piano lessons 
to hone her skills and build up her confidence. And a 
few months later when a friend asked her to play at her wed- 
ding. Coker drew a deep breath and accepted. "I practiced 
my fingers off" and when I perfomicd. I was so nerv ous my 
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Coker had given up a lot because of heii'' 
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adrenaline msh of performing and the afiGr-|. 
marion she now gets fi^om knowing that she' 
can play well in spite of her jittei's. Thoughi; 
she still feels nervous beforehand, she refiisesl 
to let fear hold her back from performing be- 
fore a'owds as large as 5.000 at weddings and 
church services. "My greatest joy is playing a 
challenging piece," she says. "And I get such 
satisfaction knowing I've overcome my fear of 
messing up. I've given myself permission toi 
make mistakes and if I do, I keep on going." ' 
The kind of anxiety tliat once crippled 
Coker is a common experience. Though we 
often hear about how fear of success holds 
us back, fear of failure is much more perva- 
sive, according to Susan Jeffers ' 
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ourseh es of experiences tliat could make us happy, boost our self- 
esteem, build our coura2:e and add adventure to our li\es. 

Some of us may even be predisposed to be fearful. Scientists have 
recently discovered a "feai" gene" that makes a person likelier to 
experience die racing heart and other physical symptoms we all 
sometimes feel in a scars- situation. On the other end of the spec- 
UTim are people who seem impervious to fear. Think of the contes- 
tants on Anu'ricmi IdoL The Apprentice and Dancing With the Stars. They 
bra\'e the jeers of millions to give their dreams a go, recognizing tliat 
even spectaculai" failure needn't be deadl\'-pai"ticulai'ly not to show- 
biz careers. For die feai-flil, the example of the fearless is worth tak- 
ing to heart. Unless we dare more in our own lives, our fears ma}' 
begin to defme our very identities. "People can develop an insatiable 
hunger for safetv — and learn to avoid all risk," says Linda Sapadin, 
Ph.D.. a Valley Stream. New York, psychologist and the author of 
Master lour Fears. "Fear becomes a way of life, when ideally it should 
be only a momentarv' response: "I'm afraid of diis. but I'm going to 
do it any'way and enrich myself by having the experience.' " 

THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION 

Given our supercompetitive culune. it s not surprising that fear of 
failure is so widespread. "We Americans base our sense of our 
worth on how we stack up against odier people," says Dr. Sapadin. 
"We may feel that our emotional well-being will be compromised if 



Failing is an integral part 
of learning and improving, 
without overcoming our 
fears, we cannot grow 

we actually do fail." In trying to be as good as the Joneses m e\ er\'- 
thing we do, we avoid doing diose things we're not confident we'd 
succeed at. And in so doing, we may lose sight of just how bra\e and 
original we could be if feai^ didn't hold us back. 

Women may be especially prone to feaiing failure because, wliile 
men tend to focus dieir anxieties on fouling up at work, we worn' 
about coming up short in more ai'eas of our li\ es— our maniages, 
oiu' children, our jobs, our looks. Many of us even find ourseK'es 
fretting about how we might fail at things we ha\e never tried 
before, like hang gliding— a sure sign that we need to give ourseh'es 
a little more leeway. "You can't do eventliing perfecdy, nor should 
you tiy to." advises Dr.Jeffers. If you do. \ ou"ll not only feel ov er- 
whelmed, but you'll never \ enture into unexplored tenritoiy or 
lind out just what your abilities are. 



E\"en when success is legitimateh" Lmpc 
tant. the fact is that failure is rarely as bad ; 
it seems. "Pushing through fear and fa 
is much less damaging to people than li\Ti 
with feai" and feelings of helplessness. " saj 
Dr.Jeffers. "The less we tr\-, the more fea 
we become because we don't learn that 
can handle the fallout." Furthermore, fa 
is an integral part of learning and imprc 
ing. That's why ps}chologists say coura^ 
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ing yourself to w hate\'er you're afi^aid of is i 
onl\- method we know to extinguish the fea 
says Mark Barad. M.D., Ph.D.. associate p] 
fessor of psychiatr\' and beha\ioral sciences 
UCLA. By pushing ourselves to try ne 
tilings, we can actually undo tendencies t 
ward anxiety we may have been bom with, 
Megan Wlielan. a 43-year-old resident 
Yonkers. New York, is li\ing proof. Althoug 
she has a master s degree in communic 
tion. she says. "I'd always had difficult 
speaking in front of others. All eyes ai 
watching \ ou. and you alwa\"S ha\e to \ 
on— I found it really iier\ e-racking. " Imagii 
how she felt when, a few days after she mei 
tioned casually to a friend that she might \ 
interested in teaching, she found lierse 
standing in front of a class of 34 fifth grade; 
in a Catholic school in a tough New Yol 
CiKv neighborhood. Wlielan. then 40, w; ? 
scared to death. "I didn't know if I cod 
handle it. There I was. with no full-tin 
teaching experience and no preparation 
staring at this roomful of children," she r 
members. "I had no idea how to lead a le 
son. I had no idea how to get tiirough to rr 
class. I felt so vulnerable. I literally starte 
sweating!" Whelan struggled and stan 
niered her way through the first day of clas 
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next, and giadually, speaking to the gi-oup became easier. "Careful 
lesson planning helped me feel prepared and confident." she 
recalls. These days, Whelan is utterly at ease in the classroom. '"I 
don'i feel afraid. I feel fulfilled." she says. "I love seeing my stu- 
dents progiess eveiy day. I am so glad I conquered my fear." 

Whelan's total iinmersion worked to cure her initial feais. ac- 
cording to Dr Baiad. because "when \'ou expose yourself to what 
frightens you, you're not simply erasing die fear. You're fmding out 
that the experience isn't so bad, and you're learning to associate 
whatever used to make you fearful widr a sense of safety instead." 

GETTING MORE GUTS 

You don't have to throw yourself off the deep end die way Whelan 
did: You can ease into courage. E.xperts say you can build braveiy 
by tackling a small feai" frrst-Uke signing up to ti ain for a lOK road 
race or hosting a dinner party. "Once you've proven to yourself 
that you can oveixome one specific feai; it becomes much easier to 
expose yourself to odier fears, too," says Dr. Barad. Courage can 
be built up incrementally, agiees Dr.Jeffers. "Eveiy day, just take a 
litde risk and expand your comfort zone," she recommends. 

llie trick, of course, is to fmd die nerve to take diat first step. But 
even making subde changes in what we say and think can make a 
difference in how brave we feel. "Using feaiful language increases 
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thinking, "I can't possibly get diiough a kickbo.xing class— I'm way 
too out of shape," you're denying yourself die opportunify to even 
try. Wlien you're in this mode, Dr Sapadin recommends adding die 
plirase "but one diing I can do is . . ." So try "I'll start by using a 
kickboxing video at home, so I can begin building up my stamina." 

Along die same lines, being your own cheerleader can soften die 
sting of failure and give you strengdi to tr\'. try again, hi psycho- 
logical studies at Wake Forest University, in Wmston-Salem, North 
Carolina, researchers found that people who treated diemselves 
kindly after failures and huiniliadons experienced die fewest nega- 
ti\-c feelings about fiiHuig. "People v\ddi self-compassion can take 
risks and suffer whatever defeats come along," says lead reseaiclier 
Mark Leaiy, Ph.D. "Tliey don't beat themselves up. Tlie)- sa\-. "I 
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Self-forgi\ eness enables faster rebounding. 

Bra\ing risks can be easier when \o\i\ 
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"People can de\-elop courage by doing som( 
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and pmpose or that makes diem think abo 
others' needs'.' sa)'s Dr.Jeffers. Take Arn 
Rowe, 38. of Waterford. Comiecticut. who 
profound fear of drowning had relegate 
her to die shallow ends of pools her em 
life. Then she had kids— and mastered h 
fear for th^ir sake. "I ^vant my kids to b 
comfortable around water, so they need 
see that I am. too." she says. That's w 
Rowe stai'ted taking adult swimming lesso 
and worked long and hard to overcome h 
fear. But she says she's fmding some une? 

pected perks: "Now, when I'm i 

TH the waves, I actually enjoy tht 
free-floating feeling. " 
hat enjoyment may also come fror 
having triumphed over fear. Research suj 
gests a link between bravery and happ 
ness. Happy people are the most likely t 
seek out new goals, according to a review 
of 225 studies by researchers at the Un 
versity of California, Riverside. Whethe 
they actually achieved those ambition 
was irrelevant to their feelings of conten 
ment— the very process of striving for 
prize prompted the feel-good emotion; 
Those feelings, in turn, spurred the stri^ 
ers to set more goals, in an upward spira 
according to review author Sonja Lyi 
bomirsky. Ph.D.. a professor of psychoP 
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Time passed. Readers, my friend married him. We still see 
each other from time to time, and once in a vvliile my husband 
and I enjoy their compan)' as a couple over dimier. 

There's just one litde thing: I can't see this woman without 
wonderina; whether she feels mortified to have confided that inti- 
mate piece of information to me in die early days of her court- 
ship. I know that I feel mortified to own it, particularly when 
chatting with her spouse. But there it is. destined alwa)-s and 
fore\'er to be the, urn. elephant in the room. 

It s tricky, figuring out what is appropriate to reveal about 
ourselves and our relationships (and when), and what we would 
be wiser to keep private and why. Where do we draw the line? 
How do we draw it.^ Since the same rules don t fit every situation 
and relationsliip, how do we determine where the pri\'ac)' line 
should be drawn? 

Exercising good judgment about privacy is really a matter of 
being willing to draw and redraw the privacy line to suit different 
relationships and specific moments, according to Seattle social 
psychologist Jane Adams, Ph.D., author oi Boimdaiy Issues: Using 
Boundary htelligence to Get the Intmacy You Want and the huiependence 
You jYeed in Life, Love and Work. "Women tend to eiT on the side of 
sharing too much," Dr. Adams says. "They do it because they 
believe that self-disclosure is the road to intimacy." 

Friendship and self-disclosure aren't necessarily linked con- 



Who says that genuine 
emotional intimacy requires 

A FULL DOWNLOAD OF ONE'S 
PERSONAL HISTORY? 

cepts to Mischelle Blinsmon. 53, a retired contract administrator 
in Siler City, North Carolina. "If ) Ou"re a real friend. )"OU respect 
another person's right not to disclose her deepest secrets or most 
private thoughts and feelings," she says. 

Since the spark that draws people to one another is often more 
emotional than verbal, how friendships develop after that first 
round of heai t-to-hearts is as much about emodonal health as it is 
about mutual self disclosure. "If you're secure within yourself." 
Blinsmon believes, "you don't have to tell every thing, or tell it all 
at once." 

Jtist as some experts believe each of us has a "happiness set 
point." a basic mood that rises or falls depending on circum- 
stances but always returns to its baseline, perhaps the same is true 
ol personal boundaries. We all act according to a carefulh' tuned 



pri\ acy metabolism, revealing intimS 
things about ourselves at different spec 
"Evervone has her own sr\'le." Dr. Ada 
says. "Often we have to adjust 
expectations to take that ii 
account." 

oundaries are personal, but the 
also cultural. We live in a socierv- dppec 
an increasingly dizzying degree toward 
disclosure. Science and technology- contii 
to muddy our sense of what's private 
what's public. When the stranger on 
cell phone makes everx^one within ears 
an in\ oluntai"y parry to his argument w 
his v\ife and anyone who can type can ck 
a blog for anyone else to read, all perso 
infomiadon and subjective experience se 
to shiink to the size of small talk. 

Who says that genuine emotional i 
macy requires a full download of or 
personal histoiy. biographical or emorioi 
anyway? We'\e all had the experience 
waiting out a huge delay at the aiiport, t; 
ing away to a feUow passenger with wh 
we feel a real rapport but actually know li 
about in the way of biographical detail 

And look at our spouses. Many of 
ha\ e observed the privacy style of the r 
we're close to with a sense of anth 
pological wonder. My husband pi 
it much closer to the vest than I do wl 
it comes to sharing details about him 
with other people. Even when I first i 
him. he was more pri\'ate than other r 
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more to do with modesty dian discretio 
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the head with my purse for being um 
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how was your week?" with more effiis 
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gage applicadon. 

Georgina Smythe.* 50, a teacher 
Rockland County, New York, is man 
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my husband was British," she said after I described mine. "If 
we're on public transportation and I say to him, "You look nice." 
he considers that too personal. He worries that someone could 
overhear me." 

The assumption that women are more forthcoming than 
men is scientifically grounded. Women disclose more to friends, 
family members and spouses than men do, concluded a study in 
the journal Psychological Bulletin involving close to 24.000 
subjects. Tliat held tioie whedier the self-disclosure was measured 
by the women themselves or by the researchers. Men themselves 
reported a similar" amount of self-disclosure when the target was 
a stranger. But when researchers did the measuring, it turned out 
men disclosed less to strangers than women did, too. 

The difference between men's and women's privacy styles 
can be chalked up to language skills and brain chemistry. 
"Women have a greater facility for language than men do," says 
Marianne J. Legato, M.D., author of Why Men Mver Remember 
and Women Mever Forget. "And when women are under stress or in 
difficulty, their brains secrete much higher levels of a chemical 
called oxycontin than men's brains do. Its effect is to 
drive women to the company of other people for 
intense discussion." 

isclosure can actually interfere with intimacy, however, if 
it's given in the wrong place or to the wrong person. "Let's say 
your friend tells you that she's having an affair, and you know her 
husband," says Dr. Adams. "You might feel awkward being with 
them as a couple." 

And knowing private information can also prove to be a 
burden. My dental hygienist tells me her male and female 



It's worthwhile to ask 

YOURSELF, How SURE AM I THAT 
I CAN REALLY TRUST THE PERSON 
IN WHOM Fm confiding? 

patients routinely confide personal details about their li\es to 
her. "I don't mind it at all," she says, "but I know other dental 
hygienists who hate it. They don't want to know all diat infomia- 
tion about their patients. " 

Circumstance can dictate comfort levels. In Miami"s R^'der 
Trauma Center, where 30-}ear-old Dr. Julie Oppenlieimer Avas 
on call durins; her residencv. intimate conversation between 
medical personnel was the nomi. "We deal so closely with death. 



maybe social convention just isn't as cri ' 
We ha\'e sleeping quarters at the hosp 
We all discuss our romantic li\'es. our 
leagues and anything else you can ima' 
WTien ) ou'\-e been awake for 23 hours, 
ing at the same people night after night 
a few years, nothing seems too person" 

But at many workplaces the expecta 
of openness isn't so universal. The o 
can be a minefield of misspoken confidei 
going off like little bombs— and hur 
careers as well as friendships. 

"Establisliing rapport by sharing som 
your personal experience is often ke 
building work relationships, " says Aime 
Horowitz, senior associate at Catalys 
New York Cir\'-based nonprofit advo 
organization for women in the workpl 
"But it is critical to consider the culture 
the politics of where you work to eval 
how much information ^^ou should sh 

If you"re an open book surrounde 
sealed ones, you may find yourself shu' 
Or if \ ou are someone who hoards fee 
and personal liistories and sa\'s litde w 
your coworkers are opening up. } ou 
quite unintentionally, come across as 
and judgmental— e\ en untrustworthy. 

WTien you feel like an outsider or bee 
uncomfortable talkins: with your cow 
ers. it ^\'ill affect your work and poss 
your future in the job. "It's import 
de^■elop a style you"re comfortable 
Horowitz sa\ s. "And it should be rea 
ably acceptable to the rest of the w 
place. " ^And what if you ar e the "open b 
with others-how do you figure o 
)ou"re making them feel uncomforta 
"Pay attention to people s nonverbal c 
as well as their \ erbal clues." she sa) s 
\ ou re still unsure of tlieii" comfort le\' 
ne\ er hurts to simply ask others how- 
feel about a conversation, which has 
added benefit of demonstrating your 
sideration of dieir feelings." 

Whether we re\ eal ourselves to a fr 
or colleague, once a disclosure is m^ 
vou can"t "unknow"" what vou conti> 



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know. Furthermore, private infor- 
mation that is made public may ulti- 
mately travel a lot further than you 
had intended. Who hasn't told a 
friend something in confidence, 
then eventually parted ways with 
that person? WTiether you like it or 
not. your confidences might be 
swinging on the grapevine. 

Which isn't to say we should zip 
ourselves up and talk to no one. 
What a cold, cold world that would 
be! But the adage to think before 
you speak deserves to be dusted off. 
even if we en^ on the side of discre- 
tion. It's worthwhile to ask yourself 
How sure am I that I am really trust the 
person in whom I'm conjiding? 

"A colleague to whom you've 



"Some people are merely c 
ous. but others will secredy rejo 
in }"our misfortune even if they 
unaware of their o\vn jealousie 
Dr. Legato says. "If you need h 
or need to talk about someth 
very personal, think twice. It 
good idea to restrict your encount 
to people you completely tr 
which will be a small number, o 
a professional who is bound t 
code of pii\'ac}'." 

Some self-reflection may be 
oMer as well. WTiat are your o 
motives for sharing? "Maybe 
want to tell your boss about y 
problems so that she'll go easier 
you." says Dr. Adams. 

.Althousfh it's true that there 



Your private information can 
become public and ultimately 
travel a lot further 

THAN YOU E\T:R INTENDED 



given information about your 
health, for example, might make a 
judgment about how that situation 
affects your ability to do your job. 
and feci compelled to report it." 
says Dr. Adams. "And when you 
talk to one friend aboiu another, 
you really have to consider how 
that disclosure may affect 
the relationship of those 
two people. " 

I 

he doctor s office and the con- 
fessional are sacrosanct for good 
reason. Dr. Legato adds. Informa- 
tion gi\-en to a second party lea\'es 
you potentially Mjlnerable. and not 
e\'eiybody is an expert helper or has 
pure motiv es as a listener. 



some people with wiiom we ai 
matically feel we can share ev( 
single thing, in and out of the w 
place, we still need to be awar 
the potential pitfalls that may 
involved. "If you're sharing 
unburden yourself." Dr. Ada 
says, "think about whether 
appropriate from the other perse 
point of v iew. " 

Our private self, held close, tu 
out to be our most valuable pos 
sion. WTien we offer it at long i 
we are offering the most preci 
sift of all: our \ailnerabilir\'. 



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Ql smoked for about 15 years and even 
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Your Eyeliner 
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heavy a hand. 
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look you want. Place the 
pencil on the inner corner 
of the upper lashes and 
sweep a stiff line across to 
the other corner. Use less 
pressure on the bottom 
lashes and soften any hard 
lines with a cotton swab 
or eyeliner brush. 

Your Face Is a 
Different Shade 
Than Your Neck 

Blunder: You're wearing 
the wrong shade of 
foundation. 

Better: Consider visiting 
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At rhe drugstore, use the 
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You Have "Ring-Around-the-Lips" 

Blunder: Your liner shade is too dark or your lipstick 
wears off long before your liner does, leaving you 
with an unflattering outline around your lips. 
Better: Using the pencil shade that most resembles 
your natural lip color, start by lining from the corner 
of your upper lip and working toward the center: 
repeat on the other side and again on the bottom lip. 
Next, completely fill in your lips with the liner. Doing 
so helps ensure that once you top with lipstick it will 
wear away slowly— and evenly. 



Your Lashes Are 
Clumpy or Spidei 

Blunder: Either you've 
applied too much mascar 
or the formula is dried ol 
and can't go on evenly. 
Better: A fresh tube mak 
for a cleaner application, 
toss mascara three mont 
after opening. Before 
applying, pull the wand o 
of the tube and wipe the 
brush against the rim to 
remove any excess masca 
Don't overdo it— one or t 
carefully applied coats is 
sufficient. Clear away tiny 
clumps with a lash comb 

You Have Stripes 
Of Blush on 
Each Cheek 

Blunder: You're placing 
too much color in the 
wrong place or you're 
using the wrong brush. 
Better: Ditch the tiny 
brushes that come with 
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a fluffy blush brush into t 
compact and tap off the 
excess. Say "cheese" and 
apply it directly to the 
apples of the cheek, whe 
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If you suffer from acid reflux disease — 
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despite treatment and diet change — you could have 
serious damage to your esophagus and not know it. 

Unlike your stomach, the esophagus offers little protection 
against acid. This means the heartburn pain you feel is 
actually from stomach acid rising up into the esophagus. 
That acid can eventually wear away the lining of the 
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\3^^^ lesomeprazole magnesium} 
0-mg Delayed-Release Capsules 

PrescntJing Inlormaliop INDICATONS AND USAGE IrealmenI o( CERO NEXIUM is indicaled tor the sHon-leim Healmem (4 lo 8 weeks) 
mplomalic resoluliun ot diagnoslically confiinied erosne esopMgitis the maintenance ol sjmplom lesolution and nealing ol eiosive 
1 studies do not extend t)eyond 6 monlhsl the treatment ol heartburn and other symptoms associated vnlh G£RD Risk Reduction ot NSAID- 
leer " Eradication to Reduce the Risk ot Duodenal Ulcer Recurrence CONTRAINDICATIONS NEXIUM s coniiamdicated m 
(persensilivity to any component ol the loimulation or to suPslituted beniimidaioles PRECAUTIONS Generol Symptomatic response lo 
Joes not preclude the presence ot gastric malignancy Atrophic gastritis has Deen noted occasionally in gastric corpus biopsies Irom pahehts 
omeprazole, ol v/hicti NEXIUM is an enantiomer Infofmolion for Polientj NEXIUM Delayed-Release Capsules should be swallowed whole 
hour before meals For patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules one tablesppon pi applesauce c^n be added to an emptv bowl and 
lelease Capsule can Pe opened, and the pellets catetully emptied onto the applesauce The pellets should be mixed with the applesauce and 
lately. The applesauce used sltould not be hot and should be sott enough lo be swallowed without chewing Ttte pellets should not be chet/ed 
'applesauce mixture should not be stored lor lulure use Antacids may be used while taking NEXIUM Drug Interactions Esomeprazolt is 
d in the liver by CVP2C19 and CYP3A4 /n rtroand m nw studies have shown that esomeprajole is not likely to inhibit CVPs 1A2. 2A6 2C9 
clinica% leleyani interactions wiih drygs metaboliied by Ifiese CVP enzymes would be expected Drug interaction studies have shnwn Itiat 
)t have any clinically signihcant interactions with phenyloin, wartarin, guimdine, clarithromycin or amoxicillin Post-marketing reports ot 
in measures have been received among pahents on concomitant v/artann and esomeprazole therapy Increases m INR and prothrombin time 
bleeding and even death Pahents treated with proton pump inhibitors and wartarin concomitantly may need lo be monitored tor increases m 
ime Esomepraiole may pptentially interfere with CVP2C19 the maior esomepiazole metabpliang enr/me Coadminishahon ol esomeprazole 
I CVP2C1 9 substrate resulted m a 45% decrease in clearance of diazepam Increased plasma levels of diazepam were observed 12 hours alter 
towever, at that bme, the plasma levels ol diazepam were below the therapeuhc interval and thus this interaction is unlikely to be of clinical 
rabon ol oral contraceptives, diazepam phenytoin or quinidine did not seem to change the pharmacokinetic profile of esomeprazole 
atipn of esomeprazple mav reduce the plasma levels ol atazanavir Studies evaluating concomitant administration ot esomeprazole and either 
»e NSAIOI or totecoxib |C0X-2 selective NSAIDl did nol identity any clinically relevant changes in the pharmacokinetic profiles ol 
: NSAIOs Esomeprazole inhibits gastric acid secretion Therefore esomeprazole mav inlerlere with the absorption ol drugs where gaslric pH 
linant of bioavailability (eg. ketoconazole iron salts and digoxini Carcinogenesis, Mulogenesis, Impoirment o( Fertility The carcino- 
leptazole was assessed using omeprazole studies In tivo 24-monlh oral carcinogenicity studies m lals omeprazole at daily doses ot 1 7 34 
ngAg/day labout 7 to 57 times the human dose ol 20 mg/day expressed on a body surface area basis) produced gastric ECL cell carcinoids 
ler in both male and female tats, the incidence ot this effect v/as markedly higher in female rats which had higher blood levels of omeprazole 
lom occur in the untreated rat In addition f CL cell hyperplasia was present in all treated groups ol both sexes In one ot these studies female 
13,8 mg omeprazole/ kgiday (about 5 6 times the human dose on a body surface area basis) lor I year then lollowed lor an additional year 
arcinoids were seen in these rats An increased incidence of treatment-related ECL cell hyperplasia was observed at the end of t year i94% 
Is)- By the second yeai the difference between treated and control rats was much smaller 146% vs 26% i but still showed more hyperplasia in 
tnc adenocarcinoma was seen in one rat |2%I No similar tumor was seen in male or lemale rats treated for 2 years for this strain of rat no 
1 noted historically, but a linding involving only one tumor is difficult to interpret A 78-vjeek mouse carcinpgenicity study ot omeprazole did 
mor occurrence, but the study v/as not conclusive Esomeprazole vras negative in the Ames mutahon test in the irt mo rat bone marrow cell 
in test and the m nw mouse micronucleus test Esomeprazole, however was positive m the m wira human lymphocyte chromosome 
azote v/as ppsitive in the i/t w/rohuinan lymphocyte chromosome aberration test the in vivo mouse bone marrow cell chromosome aberration 
louse micronucleus test The potenbal effects of esomeprazole on leitility and reproductive performance wete assessed using omeprazole 
It era) doses up to 138 mg/kg,'day m rats labout 56 times the human dose on a body surlace area basrs) was found to have no effect on 
m of parental animals Pregnancy Teratogenic Effects Pregnancy Category 5 Teratology studies have been performed in rats at oral doses 
about 57 hmes the human dose on a body surlace area basis) and in rabbits at dral doses up to 86 mg.l^^'day (about 35 times the human dose 
a basis) and have revealed no evrdence of impaired fertility or harm to the lelus due to esomeprazple There are however no adequate and 
i in pregnant women Because animal reproducton studies are nol ahvays predichve ot human response this drug should be used during 
ty needed Teratology studies conducted with omeprazple in rats at oral doses up to 138 mg/kgrday labout 56 times the human dose on a body 
d in rabbfls at doses up to 69 ma/kgj'day (about 56 hmes the human dose on a body surlace area basisi did not disclose any evidence lor a 
f omeprazole In rabbits omeprazole in a dose range of 6 9 to 69 f mg,'kg,'day labout 5 5 lo 56 times the human dose on a body surface area 
■related increases in embryo-lethality, (etal resofptipns, and piegnancr disruptions In rats dose-related embryciletal toiicify and postnatal 
' were observed in offspring resulhng from patents treated with omeprazple at 13 8 to 138 mgitg/dav labout 5 6 to 56 times me human 
ice area basis) There are no adeguate and v/ell-controlled studies in pregnant wpmen Sppradic reports have been received ot congenial 
)g in infants born tp wpmen v/ho have received omeprazple during piegnancy Nuning Motliers The excretion ol esomeprazole m milk 
However omeprazole cnncentralions have been measured in breast milk ot a woman 'ollowing oral administration ot 20 mg Because 
to be excreted in human milk because ot the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from esomeprazole and because ol the 
nirif, s^'O', 'n lor omeprazole in ral carcinooenicit\' studies a decision should Pe made i','heiner to discontinue nuising oi to discontinue me 



drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother Pediatric Use Use of NEXIUM m adolescent patents 12 to f7 years of age foi short-term 
treatment of GERD is supported by al extrapolatipn ot results already included in the rurrentiv approved labeling Irom adequate and well-controlled studies that 
supported the approval ol NEXIUM lor adults and bi salety and pharmacokinehc studies performed in adolescent patients (See CLfNICAl PHARMACOIOGV. 
Phamacokinehcs PeOiatnc for pharmacokinetic information ) The sateh/ and effechveness of NEXIUM for the treatment of symptomatic GERD in patients -'12 
years ol age have not been established The salety and effectiveness ol NEXIUM lor other pediatric uses have not been established 12 to 1 7 Years of Age GERD 
In a multicenter randomized double-blind, parallel-group study, f49 adolescent patients (12 to f 7 yeais ol age, 89 lemale, 124 Caucasian 1 5 Black 1 Oihei) with 
clinically diagnosed GERD were Heated with either NEXIUM 20 mg or NEXIUM 40 mg once daily lor up to 8 weeks lo evaluate salety and loleubilit; Patients were 
not endoscopicallv charactenzed as to the piesence or absence ot erome esophagrlis The most freduently reported (at least 2%) treatment related adverse events 
in these patients were headache (8 f%l abdominaf pain (2 7%), diarri-'s !2%|and nausea 12% i No new safety concerns were identified G«rialric Use Of the total 
number of patients who received NEXIUM in clinical trials 1459 were 65 to 74 years of age and 354 patients were ^75 years ot age Np overall diffeiences in satehy 
and efficacy vrere observed behveen the elderly and younger individuals, and other repprted clinical experience has nol lOentrtied difterences m responses between 
the elderly and younger patients but greater sensrtivify of some older individuals cannot be luled out ADVERSE REACTIONS The safety ot NEXIUM was evaluated 
in ovci 15 000 patients laged 18-84 years) in clinical tiials worldwide including over 8 500 patients in the Unded States and over 6 500 patients m Europe ano 
Canada Over 2 900 patients wete treated in long-term studies tor up to 6-12 months In general. fJEXIUM v/as well tolerated in both short and long-term clinical 
trials A study was performed evaluating the salehy i< "iEx'UM m pediatric patients aged 12-17 tpr the tteatmem of symptomatic GERD isee PRECAUTIONS - 
Pediainc Use) The safety in the treatment ol healing ot «r.,ve «ophagitis was assessed m lour randomizeo comparative clinical tnals, which included 1 240 
patients pn NEXIUM 20 mg 2 434 palienis pn NEXillV 10 ng jnc 5 008 patients on omeprazole 20 mg daily The most Irequenliy occurring adverse events l>t%) 
in all three groups was headache |5 5 50 and 3 3 respectn/elyi and diarrhea (no dillerence among the three groups) Nausea flatulence ahdi miMi ran ronsti- 
pafion, and dry mouth occurred at similar rates among patients takmg NEXIUM or omeprazole Addrhonal adverse events that were repc-^--^ i 
related to NEXIUM with an incidence<i%ate listed below by body system Jot/^asaWto/e-abdomen enlarged allergic reaction .i;-- 
chest pain substernal tacial edema, penpheral edema hot flushes, latigue. fever tlu-iike disorder generalized edema, leg e;-:-- ; 
Cinlmisuilir hushing, hypenension tachyurdia, iDtloaim: goifei eislniitleslinil: bowel irregularity constipation aggravateo dvsptp'.j o.-.ttiagia 
dysplasia Gl epigasliic pain eruclatinn esophageal disprder trequeni stools gastroenteritis Gl hemorrhage GIsympipmsnctptheiwisespecihed hiccup melena 
mouth disorder pharynx disprder rectal dispider serum gastrin increased tongue disorder tongue edema ulcerative stomatitis vomiting Heariitg: earache 
tinnitus Hentalatogic: mm anemia hypochromic cervical lymphoadenopathy epistaxis leukocytosis leukopenia , I ^ ■ Hepa/rr bilnubmemia 
hepatic lunction abnormal, SGOT increased, SGPT increased Metaiolic/Utitiiimil: glycosuiia hyperuricemia hyprr 'k,3iine phpsphatase 

thirst vitamin 612 deficiency weight increase weight decrease Musculosketetal: arthralgia anhritis aggravated, aniir.; in iniyalgia syndrome 

hernia polymyalgia rheumalica Alenroirs Sfslem/Psycliialiic: anorexia apathy appetite increased contusipn depression .igguvjied dizziness, hypertonia 
nervousness hypoesfhesia impotence insomnia migiaine migraine aggravated paresthesia, sleep disorder somnolence, tremor vertigo, visual held detect 
fleprotfi/chve: dysmenorrhea menstrual disorder vaginitis flesplra/flry,' asthma aggravated, coughing dyspnea lan/nx edema, pharyngitis, rhinitis sinusitis SIr/o 
3111] Appenilages: acne angioedema dermatitis, pruritus pruritus ani, rash rash ?rvthematuus rash maculo-papular skin inhammahpn, sv/eating increased 
urticaria S/tecra/ Senses.' otitis media, parosmia, taste loss, taste perversion, Urfljenrfa/.abnprmal urine albuminuria, cystitis dysurra tungal infection hematuria 
mictuiilion liequency moniliasis genital moniliasis, ppiyuria, VIsuil: comunctivihs, visipn abnormal Endoscopic findings that were reported as adverse events 
include duodenitis esophagitis, espphageal stnctute espphageat ulcerahon esophageal varices, gastric ulcer gastritis, hernia, benign potyps or nodules Barrett s 
esophagus and mucosal discoloration Two placebo-cpntrolled studies v/ere conducted m 710 patients for the treatment of sympfomahc gastroesophageal rehux 
disease The most common adveise events that were repprted as possibly or piobably related to NEXIUM were diarrhea (4 3%i headache |3 3' i). and abdominal 
pain |3 8%) Postmarketing Reports - There have been spontaneous reports of adverse events with postmarketing use ot esomeprazole These reports occurred 
rarely and are listed below by body system Bteeit anil Ifmpltatit System Oisoiim agranulocytosis oanntopenia lyt Oisonlm: blurred vision 
easlminteslimi Disonlers: pancreatitis HetitoUliary Oisorttrs. hepatitis with or without laundice Immme System Oisciieis: anaphylactic teaction'Shock 
Mtisailoslieletat ani Connective rrssue Oisoriers: myalgia Psyctiiatnc Oisonters: it^pression 5lrrrr and Siitictitaneotjs Tissue Disoriters: alopecia erythema 
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eyeliner pencils 

This is WOW: Double-ended 
pencils with different combinations 
of pencil, liquid, cream or powder 
shadows on each end 

Why you'll love it: You decide 
just how much to play up your eyes: 
Defme them with just one end and call 
it a day or intensify the effect with the 
opposite end. 

Get it from: 

• Rimmel Eye Twist (left), $5.70. has 
a long-wear crease-free cream shadow 
on one end and eyeliner on the other. 

• Mally Beauty Shaping Secret Eyelift 
Wand, $25, has a slanted-tip eyeliner 
pencil on one side and subde shimmer 
powder on the other. 

• Tarte Indelible Wink, $22, offers 
a powder shadow on one end and a 
liquid liner on the other. 




That was then: A single eye shadow 
in just one texture 

■s 

This is WOW: A he\-\- of;eye shadow textmes, such 
as matte and shimmer, in a single compact 

Why you'll love it: The most flatteiing eye 
makeup is sliiny in key spots, such as on the brow bone 
and the inner comer of the eye, and shine-free in 
others, such as along the crease. With the season's multi- 
textured palettes, you'll always have eveiything you need 

Get it from: 

• Clarins Colorful Horizons Eye Palette (above), $32.50. 
offers six limited edition shadows in matte, shimmer)- and 
sparkly fmishes. 

• Pajitina Living Doll Look Book. $6. contains two 
matte shadows, one shimmery shadow and an eyeliner shac 

• IsaDora Triple Eye Shadow, $10.49. has two lighter mat 
shades and one shadow witli a sliimmery finish. 



That was then: Liquid eyeliner diat was nearly impossible 
to apply smoothly 

This is WOW: Solid cream or gel eyeliner in a pot diat 
guarantees a better line 



Why you'll love it: Tliese new textures deliver the same color intensit)' and long w^ear 
of a liquid eyeliner but they can be smoothed out for a more fmished look that wUl mask mistakes. 
Appl)' it with a skimiy e\'eliner brush and keep the line just on die upper lid. painted as close 
to the lash line as possible. 

Get it from: 

• Cliiiique Brush-On Cream Liner ^above). $14.50, is wateiproof and comes in four shades. 

• Victoria's Secret Veiy Sex}- Gel Eye Liner Duo. $12. has two liner colors for different looks and 
is available in thr ee color combinadons. 

• Bobbi Brown Lon2:-Wear Gel Eve Liner. $18. is av ailable in eight matte and five shimmer 
shades (the shimmer is pardculaily nice for a nighttime glow). continued 



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That was then: Bulk) mascara 
wands that coated lashes unevenly 

This is WOW: Sleeker wands 
featuring high-tech bristles 
and lash-dcfining combs 

Why you'll love it: With mascara, 
the wand is everything. Now 
even those teeny laslies in the inner 
corners will look lone; and lush. 

Get it from: 

• Lancome Fatale Exceptional Vol- 
ume Mascara (above), $22. features 
a 3-D comb that separates and coats 
lashes with a vokunizing formula. 

• Merle Norman Lu.xiva Xtra 
Length Mascara, $14. has a 
cone-shaped brush that deli\'ers its 
lengthening formula evenly 

from root to tip. 

• Avon SuperFuIl Mascara, $8.50, 
features molded-plastic bristles 
and a volumizing fiber and powder 
formula with antistatic ingredients 
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This is WOW: Concealers packed with skin-sa^•ing 
ingiedients. from sunscreen to under-eye de-puffers 

Why you'll love it: \\"hy just co\ er up daik circles and 
other imperfections when you can also pamper and 
protect your skin? With these new concealers-for under th 
eyes and around die nose and lips— you can consider it do 

Get it from: 

• Almay Line Smoothing Concealer (left). $10.49. pre^'ents 
makeup from setding into fine lines, reduces Lmder-e) e 
pufTmess with caffeine and cucumber and hydrates the skir 
with aloe and \itamins C and E. 

• Revlon ColorStay Under.>pye Concealer. $9.99. hides 
dark circles and protects with SPF 15. 

• Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Creme Concealer. 
$40. helps firm with mandarin extract, protects 
with \'itamins E and C and also has Light-reflecting 
pigments to soften the look of fine lines. 




That was then 

Powder blush 

This is WOW: Moisturizing cream blush 

Why you'll love it: Cream blush imparts a real-skin 
glow, and thanks to its improved cream)- base. )'ou"ll also 
enjoy an extra hit of moisture. 

Get it from: 

• Revlon Cream Blush (above). $9.75, is infused with 
botanical ingredients, glides o\ er cheeks and requiies 
minimal blending. 

• Mark Be Scene Blush Creme (a\'ailable in October). 
$6, has a cream-to-powder fonnula with a smooth finish. 

• Body Shop Cream Cheek Blush. $12.50. moisturizes 
with marula oil with a natural-looking powdeiy finish. 




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That was then: 

Face powder to set 
your foundation 

This is WOW: Face 
powders diat not only 
finish your makeup bu 
also flatter your specifii 
skin t\pe 

Why you'll love it: 

Tlie new powder formulas now sen e a \-aiiet)" 
of skin textures, from oily to dry; some contain 
tiaging properties that actually improve your sk 

Get it from: 

• Co\ er Girl Ad\ anced Radiance Age-Def) in 
Pressed Powder (above), $6.99. contains skin 
conditioners and mica for light reflection and 
added glow. 

• Piescriptix'es AnyWear Muld-Finish Powder 
Foundauon SPF 12. $32.50. helps control exces 
oil and feels lightweight on skin. 

• Lorac Translucent Touchup Powder. $32. 
contains oat flour to soothe sensitive skin. 

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That was then: Opaque, 
masklike foundation 

This is WOW: Lightweight treatment foundations 

Why you'll love it: Your skin-care regimen just got a 
boost. The season's best foundations cover as they're 
supposed to, but they also behave like skin-care prod- 
ucts by hydrating, protecting and soothing your 
complexion. Plus, they have a more natural finish. 

Get it from: 

• Shiseido the Makeup Dual Balancing 
Foundation SPF 17 (above), $35, hydrates with 
hyaluronic acid (a potent moisturizer) while keeping 
shine to a minimum with oil-absorbing powder. 

• L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Skin-Support and 
Hydrating Makeup SPF 12. $16.59. moisturizes 
widi hyaluronic acid and brightens the complexion 
with botanicals. 

• Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind 
Cream Foundation SPF 18. $9, firms the skin with 
caffeine and hvdrates with avocado extract. 



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That was then: Lip gloss 

This is WOW: Lipsrick 
in gloss wands 

Why you'll love it: For those 
days when \ou want long-last 
^lip color plus gloss's unbeatabl 
shine, these combination lipsri( 
glosses are just what you need 

Get it from: 

• Max Factor Maxwear Doubl 
Ended Lipcolor (left), $9.50. fe 
tures deeply pigmented lip cok 
on one end and a conditioning 
tinted gloss on the other. 

• Guerlain KissKiss Laque. 
$26, offers the complete covera 
of a lipstick in a glossy formuI< 

• Urban Decay Ultraglide Lip 
Gloss, $17. is as intense as lipst 
but with the shimmer of a glos: 



That was then: Lipstick that provides color and nothing else 

This is WOW: Does-it-all lipstick-moisturizing, plumping, soothing 

Why you'll love it: Thanks to its soft balm-like feel, rich color and plumping 
and moisturizing powers, lipstick has never looked-or felt— better. 

Get it from: 

• Good Skin Creamcolor Lipstick SPF 15 (left). $12.50, softens and repairs skins 
cells with mum muru butter, which restores lipids: aloe: bisabolol, which is a 
powerful emollient: and \'itamin A. 

• Elizabetii Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick, $21.50, offers a 
"ceramide triple complex" that nourishes and moisturizes lips, as well as soothing 
Taliitian gardenia extract and \-itamins A. C and E. 

• Tropez Moisturizing Lipstick. $.99. has conditioners to keep lips soft 
and hydrated while providing intense color, d 



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Jacket, H&M, $69.90. 



2 This graphic scarf features 
a classic gray-and-black 
pattern— houndstooth— 
enlarged, making it unique 
and thoroughly modern. 
Scarf, Echo, $78. 

3 Wooden beads painted in 
a pearlized charcoal hue 
are a fun take on a traditional 
string of pearls. Necklace, 
Christian Livingston at 
Notanonymous, $30. 

4 This jacket is a perfect 
mix of details— masculine 
herringbone with feminine 
ruffles. Jacket, J. Crew, $228, 

5 Oversize plastic-frame 
sunglasses look new in 
, gradient gray. Sunglasses, 
JLO by Jennifer Lopez, $40. 

6 Men's sunglass styles 
can work well on women, 
too. We love these wide 
shields in metallic plastic. 
Sunglasses, Claiborne, $36. 

7 A low-heeled boot gets 
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versatile pearl-gray 
blazer is a safe way to 
wear the season's must-have I 
color without making a big 
commitment. Jacket, Banana | 
Republic, $148. 

2 Try piling on layers of gray 
in different tones, starting 
with this perfect charcoal 
turtleneck. Sweater, United 
Colors of Benetton, $44. 

3 A menswear-inspired wool 
fedora is an inexpensive 
way to add that touch of 
gray. Hat, H&M, $14.90. 

4 A jumper looks both 
current and timeless when 
presented in soft gray wool. 
Dress, Banana Republic, $148. 

~ Varying shades of gray 
y glen plaid combine 
beautifully in this perfect- 
for-work patchwork 
platform. Shoes, Isaac 
Mizrahi for Target, $29.99. 

6 Gray threads in multiple 
tones are woven around a 
gunmetal chain to create a 
modern accessory. Necklace, 
Roxanne Assoulin for Lee 
Angel, $295. 

7 This simple but stunning 
stretch bracelet is linked 
together with complemen- 
tary gray stones. Bracelet, 
Stephan & Co., $16. 

8 An easy way to add gray 
to your wardrobe is this 
velvet scarf with ultra-long 
fringe. Scarf, Lauren by 
Ralph Lauren, $48. 

9 Faux leather and suede 
weave together to create 
this textural satchel. Hand- 
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may have declined o\ er the past decade, but at least 
one abuse risk is on the rise: the prescription pill 
bottle. That's because more kids are using painkillers, 
dmgs for .ADHD iattenuon-deficiL''h)-peracti\-it)- 
disorder), antidepressants, tranquilizers and sleep aids 
to get high. One in fi\ e teens in grades se\ en to 12 
have intentionally abused prescription drugs, 
according to a recent Pai mersliip for a Drug-Free 
America saidy. "Kids assume pharmaceuticals are safe 
because die\ "re medicine." sa) s Tom Hediick, director 
of die partnership. But prescription drugs can be just 
as addicti\'e and deadh' as sneet dru^s and ai e easier 
to obtain. Tlie top diiee \va)'s teens report getting piUs 
are dirough paients" a^d friends" medicine cabinets, 
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requiie a doctor's prescription. Signs of abuse include 
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Teens who consume caffeine during the day may sleep fewer 
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during the day than kids who consume very little or none at all. 
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Mothers who suffer from 
depression now have another 
important reason to seek 
treatment ASAP: It may be affecting 
their kids. A recent study ties 
children's risk for mental health 
problems directly to their mother's 
depression. Findings show maternal 
depression can triple a child's chance 
ijf developing anxiety, behavioral 
■ rs and maior depression, 
itely, the study also found that 
w!:en mothers are treated and 
impiove. their kids do better, too. 



Researchers studied 151 mother-child 
pairs over three years. When mothers' 
depression lifted after three months 
of treatment with medication, their 
children's risk of being diagnosed 
with psychiatric problems dropped 11 
percent, "Depression is more likely to 
occur in people who have a genetic 
vulnerability, which can be 
exacerbated by some life stressors." 
says Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., 
professor of epidemiology and 
psychiatry at Columbia University, in 
New York City, and lead study author. 



"Having a depressed parent is a big 
stress on a child." But it may be 
possible to delay or prevent children 
depression simply by treating their 
moms. Symptoms of depression 
include feeling sad, losing interest in 
things that used to be pleasurable 
and feeling that life is not worth 
living. Moms who think they may be 
depressed should seek treatment 
right away. Dr. Weissman says. "It's 
like putting on the oxygen mask if tl" 
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hat with any group 
of parents long 
enough and you're bound to hear. 
''My child has a tutor." Today 15 per- 
cent of all K-12 students are getting 
this educational boost, says Adam 
Newman, a managing vice president 
for Eduventures, an education market 
research and consulting firm in Bos- 
ton. That's 7.7 million children a year. 
Put differently, it's roughly three kids' 
per 20-student classroom. 

Does your child need to join them in 
order to compete? No— unless he's ex- 
hibiting signs of academic distress. 
Classic red flags: frustrating homework 
batdes. constant excuses ("I forgot my 
math book"), missing or late assign- 
ments and low grades even after pains- 
taking efforts. Floundering students 
may ;ilso get stomachaches and head- 
aciics. Tliey're afraid to go to school 
because they're not prepared." savs 
I hoiiKis Kcdicks, president of the 
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Resoui. ■ enter Eroded confidence 




DOES_ 

Your 

Need A 
TIjtor? 

If your child is 
struggling at 
school, the right 
tutor can turn hinn 
into a happier, 
snnarter student 



and low self-esteem ("I just can't do 
this ") are other key markers. 

Your first step is to contact your 
child's teacher and ask, in writing, wh\- 
your child is experiencing difficult)' in 
class and what he needs to do to im- 
pro\ e. Together, create a specific writ- 
ten plan to get your child on uack. It 
might include extra practice at home 



and one-on-one homework rexiew 
the teacher. Also take advantage of 
resources or specialists your school 
fers. Under the No Child Left Bel 
Act. for instance, certain schools ml 
offer educational assistance to qu; 
students (log on to u-u'w.lhj. 
/schooheruices for more information). 

It s time to hire a mtor when y( 
child requires more time or expe 
than \ our school can proxide. Ma 
schools keep lists of approx ed tutors 
find an effective one. get recommen( 
tions from other parents, teachers ; 
librSuians (who often see mtors in 
tion). In a face-to-face mterxiew. fi 
out the tutor s specialty, explore t 
specifics of her approach (includi 
how she will assess your child and ke 
you updated), then check her rcf< 
ences. The "learning centers" diat ha 
proliferated in recent years can 
good— but don't sign up without getti 
recommendations from parents wl 
have used the center. If gioup tutorii 
is involved, find out the smdent-teach 
ratio and \N hether your cliild s progra 
will be individualized and include tc 
books and materials from school. 

The national average cost for tuti 
ing is about $40 an hour, but in afrlu 
communities the price can top $15| 
says Redicks. Expect to pay a premii 
for, say, a reading specialist with an 
va:iced degree versus a college stud 

Improvement should show up wii 
four weeks, and better grades and pn 
ress reports from teachers in 10 to 
weeks, Redicks says. Signs include 
more positive attitude, increased coi 
dence and motivation, and an easing 
homework batties. If these benchmarl 
are missing, or if you or your child 
not happ)' with die sessions, seek oul 
different mtor. Just don't stand by 
do notiiing. Inten-ention can mean 
difference between a school year fiUi 
with frustration and one marked 
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uring the first few 
weeks of school, 
chances are your 
kids aren't only bringing home new 
textbooks and homework assign- 
ments. Thev mav also be unloading: a 
litany of complaints that leave you 
wondering: How is my kid really 
doing? Is her bad attitude a sign she's 
just having a litde trouble getting used 
to the routines of school again? Or is 
it more serious? Will she fail to gradu- 
ate from liigh school, as is the case for 
one-third of American kids, according 
to a 2006 Bill cK; Melinda Gates Foun- 
dation study? Will she ha\c the life 
and career I want for her? 

Below arc the most common stu- 
dent complaints that parents of 
junior high and high school kids 
have reported to me during my eight 
\ears as an English teacher in New 
Jersey, along with mv advice on play- 
ing detective and figuring out what 
the)' mean, and most important, the 
inside scoop on what you should do 



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Your child's attitude toward education shap( 
her chances for future success. A teacher 
shows how to nip problenns in the bud 



if these grumblings are signs of seri- 
ous problems. Help is available at 
your child's school if you know 
where to find it. These are critical 
years. You don't want your kids to 
fall through the cracks and schools 
don't, either. 

"I'm too stupid for school." 
Decode it: Ask yourself if this is the 
first time your child has complained 
about feeling "stupid." If so. the prob- 
lem for a junior high school student 
in the first weeks of September might 
simply be getting used to the chal- 
lenge of having several teachers in 
one day. He heads for science class 
and ends up in the music room. 
Believe me. school may seem like 
chaos to your 12-year-old right now. 
A high school student may be fac- 
ing more difficult work than she 
had in the lower grades. Suddenly 
she has to take notes, do independent 
research and read more pages each 
night than she thinks possible. A few 
weeks ago she was working on her 
tan. not algebra. Providing some 
encouragement and a quiet place to 
do homework may solve the problem 
and get your child acclimated to the 
demands of a new gi^ade le\ el. 

Another possibility, of course, is 
that your child is up to the challenges 



but is shirking them— and want 
enlist your sympathy so you 
help him avoid schoolwork. H 
kids can always dream! Think ab 
whether objecting to assignment 
part of a pattern. Does he also c 
plain about other obligations, s 
as chores or participating in fa 
events? Ask to see his upcom 
homework and determine whet, 
he has studied for tests or come 
with online and librarv" sources 
reports. If he understands the m 
rial but isn't making an effort, 
him that schoolwork is not option; 
it's absolutely required. 

If your child does try hard I 
several weeks and still feels she's r 
smart enough, make an appoii 
ment to see the teachers of subje 
in which she's struggling. Again, t 
root of the problem may be eas 
determined. Perhaps you and t 
teachers will realize that your ch: 
didn't grasp some basic concepts 
an earlier grade and needs extra he 
to come up to speed. Make 
arrangement for her to stay aft 
school so the teacher can help her 
check with the guidance office f 
school-sponsored tutoring sessior 
If that's not enouarh. ask for referr; 



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solve the problem, the next step is 
talking to the guidance office about a 
thorough evaluation of your child's 
learning difficulties. This will include 
a batten- of tests checking everything 
from his ability to perceive spatial 
relationships to his motor coordina- 
tion. I once saw a child's low giades 
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aid for a previously undetected minor 
hearing problem. Some kids have sim- 
ply needed glasses to excel. By federal 
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and that iircludes developing indi\id- 
ualized education plans, if necessary, 
outlining all sorts of assistance, includ- 
ing occupational or physical therapy 
aird offering accommodations such as 
large-print worksheets and tests. 

"My teacher is an idiot." 
Decode it: This catchall covers a lot 
of ground. Engage your child in con- 
versation about just what kind of idiot 
the teacher is. Ask (oh so casually- 
you don't want a teen to think you're 
prying) for examples. You need to fig- 
ure out whether it's the teacher or the 
material that's lacking. In the fust 
weeks of school, teachers do a lot of 
re\'iew work in order to be sure all the 
kids understand the basics. We're also 
sizing up individuals' abilides, prepar- 
ing to help those who are struggling 
and challenge those who are excelling. 
This process may seem dull to the 
brighter kids, but it's preparation for 
the more exciting work to come. If 
your child is still complaining in 
October, ask to speak to the teacher. If 
the curriculum won t become more 
demanding, perhaps your child needs 
to change to a more advanced class. 

A more serious issue is a teacher 
who is inexperienced or incompetent 
or has been teaching so long she's 
coasung. If you're uncomfortable witli 
the grades and comments the teacher 



puts on your child's homework and 
tests-perhaps they are vague or just 
plain wTong— find out who the teach- 
er's supeiA'isor is and set up a meet- 
ing. Afterward, if you're still cominced 
that the teacher isn't competent, have 
your cliild switched to another class: 
if one isn't available, work with her at 
home and check her tests and home- 
work yourself. She can also attend 
tutoring sessions to bridge the gaps. 
This way you can be sure your child 
is positioned for a better experience, 
with a better teacher, next year. 

"Why should I care about 
geometry and chemistry? I'll 
never use them again." 
Decode it: Kids sure will use them 
again. As adults they may not have 
to know that an isosceles triangle has 
two equal sides but they will need 
strong, agile minds. Learning is like 
exercising a muscle, and each grade's 
courses are workouts that make the 
mind increasingly powerful. Tell 
your child you don't want him to 
grow up to be a mental wimp. You 
want him to be able to face any chal- 
lenge that comes along, thanks to 
having wrestled with the concepts 
presented by math, science, litera- 
ture and other subjects. 

"My teacher is weird." 
Decode It: This objection usually 
presents a:^ opportunirs- to teach toler- 
ance. Peer-oriented preteens and teens 
ma\' disparage anyone whose clothes 
or hair are a bit out of date or unusual. 
I once wore a beret to school and 
discovered that my otherwise well- 
behaved students wouldn't listen to 
me at all while I had it on. I quickly 
ditched my too-exotic headgear. A 
foreign accent may also be off-putting 
for kids who are not used to meedng 
people from other countries. Remind 
vour child diat he wouldn't want to be 



prejudged, so he shouldn't do it 
someone else. Besides, you know— ai 
your kids should, too— that teachi 
isn't a popularity contest. It's abo 
providing excellent lessons, not abo 
lookins; cool. 

If further com ersarion with yo 
child turns up evidence of tru 
unsuitable beha\ior on the teache: 
part, such as inappropriate touchii 
or suggestive Internet messages, co 
tact the principal immediately. 

"Who needs school? I make m 
$300 a week at the mall." | 
Decode it: I recendy ran into Lisa,! 
former smdent who had reenrolled i 
high school to fmish her senior ye; 
After having dropped out in her junii 
year, she realized \%ithin a few mont] ! 
that the jobs she qualified for— fast-foe | 
worker and mall cashier— barely pa t 
for her hair highlights let alone c; u 
insurance so she could drive to work I 

Do the math for vour child: Wriil 
"S300" at the top of a piece of pap« [ 
Then deduct the cost of two pizza j 
three \ideo games and three pairs ( i 
designer jeans. This will show h<" 
that she can hardly afford these iten ! 
much less her own rent, utilities ar i 
food, as she will need to do one da ; 
Then give her some cold, hard fact ! 
On average, high school dropoui ; 
earn about $9,200 less a year tha 
high school grads. according to th, 
Gates Foundation study. The saco 
research shows that college gr aduate 
make o\ er a million dollars more i 
their lifetimes than high school dro{ 
outs. Tnat $300-a-week job should b 
sounding pretty grim by now. 

As for Lisa, she told me she wani 
to be a therapist and help prever 
other at-risk teens from becomini 
dropouts. By commiuiicating wit' 
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tite, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, tics, and affect lability (mood swings). Abuse of methylphenidate 
lead to dependence. 

our doctor about any heart conditions your child or a family member may have. Also tell your dortor if your child 
3 history of high blood pressure, problems with alcohol or drugs, depression, bipolar disorder, abnormal 
ghts/behaviors, visual disturbances, or seizures. Inform your doctor immediately if your child develops symptoms 
suggest heart problems, such as chest pain or fainting. Aggression, new abnormal thoughts/behaviors, mania, and 
th suppression have been associated with use of drugs of this type. Methylphenidate should not be taken by 
ren with significant agitation; glaucoma; tics, family history or diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome; or current/recent 
'f MAO inhibitors (a type of antidepressant). Daytrana should not be used by children allergic to methylphenidate 
her ingredients in Daytrana. 

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS USING DAYTRANA™ (METHYLPHENIDATE TRANSDERMAL 
SYSTEM) ON A CHILD FOR THE TREATMENT OF AnENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) 

INTROOUCTION 

This intQimanoii ib for parents or caregivers using Daylrana" 
HyperailA'itv I'lborder lADHD) 

Please read tfiis More using Daylrana'" Remember tliis information does not take the place of your doctors 
instiucticns II vO'i have any questions about this information or about Daytrana™, talk to your doctor or pharmacist 

WHAT IS DAYTRANA™? 

Davtrana'" is a once daily treatment for ADHD available in 1015, 20 and 30mg dosing strengths, containing the drug 
methylphenidate, a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant Daytrana™ is applied to the hip area in the morning and 
IS ivotn for appro«imateiy 9 hours It can be removed earlier if a shorter duration of effect is desired or late day side 
effects appear 

The patch system consists of three layers as seen in the figure below (cross-section of the patch). The protective 
liner is removed prior to application of the patch 



■ (1) Outside backing 

■ (2) Adhesive containing methviphenidale 

. (3} Protective liner (removed prioi to application) 



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Vl/HAT IS AnENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER? 

ADHD IS a condition that affects approximately 3% to 7°. of school-aged children 

The three mjiii symptoms of ADHD are inahention Hyperactivity, and impulsivity Those v<ith ADHD may have 
difficulty in school or at work troubled relationships with family and peers and low self-esteem 
If you have any questions, please see your doctor 
HOVi; DOES DAYTRANA™ WORK? 

Daytrana™ contains methylphenidate When applied to the skin as directed below, Daytrana™ releases 
nettiviphenidafe ivhich flows through the skin and into the bloodstream 

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DAYTRANA™? 

Da^rana''' should not be used if the child 

• Has significani anxiety tension or agitahon, since methylphenidate may make these conditions worse 

• Has allergies lo methylphenidate or other ingredients in Daytrana™ 

• Has glaucoma, an eye disease 

• Is currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibiloi (MAOl), a treatment tor depression, or has discontinued 
a fyiAOl in the last 14 days 

• Has motion or verbal tics or Touretle s syndrome, or a family history of Tourette's syndrome 
A Daytrana™ patch should not be placed on an open wound or cut or skin that is red or irritated 

Daytrana™ may be irritating to the skin of some individuals (including those with eczema psoriasis 
seborrheic dermatitis, or sensitivities to the ingredients m soaps, lolions. cosmetics or adhesivesi Your doctor 
will decide if the child should continue treatment if skin irritation occurs 
Talk to your doctor if you believe any ot the above conditions apply to the child 

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF DAYTRANA™? 

In the clinical studies with patients using Daytrana™. the most common side effects were decreased appetite, 
sleeplessness sadness/crymg twitching weight loss, nausea vomiting, nasal congestion, inflammation of the 
nasal passages, and irritation (redness, itching) at site of application Other side effects seen with 
methylphenidate the active ingredient of Daytrana™ include dizziness, headache, fever, drowsiness nervousness 
allergic reactions, increased blood pressure, and psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations) 
Dependence 

Abuse of methylphenidate can lead to dependence Tell your doctor if the child has ever abused or been dependent 
on alcohol or drugs, or if the child is now abusing or dependent on alcohol or drugs 
Blurred Vision 

Tell your doctor if the child has blurred vision when taking Daytrana™ This could be a sign of a serious problem 
Slower Growth 

Slower growth (weight gam and/oi height) has been reported with long-term use of methylphenidate in children 
Your doctor will be carefully walching the child's height and weight If the child is not growing or gaming weight 
as youi doctor expects, your doctor may re-evaluate the child's Daytrana™ treatment 
Skin Irritation and Skin Rash 

The maioritv of patients in the clinical trials experienced no or mild skin irritation at the application site Mild 
irritation y;as defined as slight redness For the maiority. this mild irritation dissipated over time 
Daytrana™ may he irritating to the skin or cause an allergic skin rash Tell your doctor about any skin rash that 
develops m areas where Daytrana™ has been applied Voui doctor will need to determine if the rash is irritation 
or an allergic skin rash Your doctor will decide if treatment should continue if a skin rash occurs, either with 
Daytrana™ or methylphenidate in oral (orm It is possible that some patients who develop an allergic sensitivity 
to methylphenidate as a result ot taking Daytrana™ may not be able to take methylphenidate in any form 
This IS not a complete list of possible side effects Ask your doctor about other side effects If the child develops 
any side effects talk to your doctor 

WHAT MUST I DISCUSS WITH MY DOCTOR BEFORE USING DAYTRANA™? 

Talk to your doctor belore using Daytrana'" if the child 

• Is being treated tor depression or has symptoms of depression, such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness. 
and hopelessness 

• Has motion tics (hatd-to-conlrol. repeated twitching of any parts ot his ot her body) or verbal tics (hatd-to- 
control repeating sounds or words) 

• Has someone in his oi her family with motion tics, verbal tics or Tourette s syndrome 

• Has abnormal thoughts or visions, hears abnormal sounds or has been diagnosed with psychosis 

• Has had seizures (convulsions, epilepsy) or abnormal electroencephalograms (EEGs) 

• Has high blood piessure 

Tell your doctor immeillalely it the child develops any of the above conditions or symptoms while using 
Daytrana™ 

CAN DAYTRANA™ BE USED WITH OTHER MEDICINES? 

Before starting Daytrana™ be sure to tell your doctor about any and all medications being taken by the child 
while using Daylrana™. including herbal and over-the-counter products Your physician will decide whether or 
not Daytrana'" can be used v^ith other medications 
Make sure you tell your physician about 

• Othei medications that have been prescribed 

• Medications that ate bought without a prescription, such as thpse used lor colds, allergies, or a stutty nose 

• Any herbal medications 

Tell your physician i! the child is sexually active is pregnant, or plans to breast feed 

MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOl) 

Daylran.r" ifioiilcl nol he taken while using a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOl) or within 14 days 
of stuiiping a MAOl if you do not know if the child's prescription contains an MAOl ask your physician or 
pharmacist beloie applying Daytrana'" on the child 

OTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 
Pregnancy and Nursing 

Belore using Davirana'". tell your doctor il the child is pregnant or is sexually active M the child lakes 
methvlptienidate it may be in her breast milk Tell the doctor it the child is nursing a baby 
External Heal 

Ajoid appiuinq heating pads oi any external heat to Oayliana'" 
Overdose 

Call «our doctor immeHialely it the child uses more Daytrana'" than prescribed by your doctor 
HOW LONG SHOULD DAYTRANA™ BE USED? 

Daytrana'" is a once-oauy patch lor the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity' Disorder (ADHDl 
It IS applied in the morning and should be worn by the child for approximately 9 hours Your doctor may change 
the amount ot time Davirana™ is worn to help manage how long the medication works each day and some ot the 
side ettects that may be caused by methylphenidate II the patch is worn tor longer than the recommended 9 hours 
methylphenidate-induced side effects such as insomnia may occur with greatei frequency in some children 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT DAYTRANA™? 

Daytrana'''' has nol tjeen studied in children t,'ider 6 years ot age 

Daylrana'" may be a p-irt o! an overall treatnteni tor ADHD Your doctor may also recommend that the child have 
counseling or other therapy 

As with all medicines never share Daytrana'" v.^ri anvone else and use only the number of patches prescribed 
by your doctor tor the child 



Daytrana™ should be stored at room temperature (about 25' C [7T F]). Once the tray has been opened 
patches within 2 months Discard unused patches as descnbed above 
Keep this and all medicines out of reach of children. In case of overdose, remove the patch(es) and can 

doctor, hospital, or poison control center immediately 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR DAYTRANA™ (METHYLPHENIDATE TRANSDERMAL SYSTIM) 
1. USING THE ADMINISTRATION CHART 

Each carton ot Daytrana'" contains an administration chart to help parents or caregivers keep track of 
patch IS applied each morning, when it is removed and the method ot disposal used Daytrana'" should be 
lor approximately 9 hours 

To use the administration chart, follow these instructions 

• Each day when a new patch is applied, write down the date and time thai the patch is applied 

• Use the timetable below to calculate when to remove the patch. For example, it the patch is applted at 
a m . It should be removed at 3 00 p m later the same day. 

• After removing and disposing of the patch isee addrtional instructions in this summary), wnte down die 
the patch was removed and how it was disposed 

• If the applied patch is missing ask the child '.vhen and tiow the patch came off. 

Timetable lor 9-Hour Daytrana™ Application and Removal 



If you applied the patch at: 


Remove the patch at: 


5 00 a m 


2.00 p rr 


6 00 a m 


3 00 p T 


7 00 a m 


4 00 p rr 


8 00 a m 


5 00 p nn 


9 00 a m 


6 00 p m 


10 00 a m 


7:00 p m 


11 00 a m 


8:00 p nn 


12 00 p m 


9:00 p nn 



2. WHERE TO APPLY DAHRANA™ 

• Apply patch to the hip area Avoid the waistline, since clothing may cause the patch to 
y I • When applying a new patch the next morning, use the child's opposite hip Make sure 
S.ri/x / IS no irritation at the site where the patch is going to be applied 




3. BEFORE YOU APPLY DAYTRANA™ 

Make sure the child's skin is 

• Clean (freshly washedl dry and cool. 

• Free of any powder, oil. or lotion > 

• Free of cuts and/or irntatidn (rashes intimation redness or other skin problems). 

4. HOW TO APPLY DAYTRANA™ 

• Open the tray containing Daytrana'" and discard the desiccant (drying agent) included in 
tray 

• Each patch is individually sealed m a protective pouch 

• Carefully cut the protective pouch open with scissors, being careful not to cut the pater 
not use patches that nave been cut or damaged in any way 

• Remove the patch from the pouch 







• Apply Ihe patch immediately after removing trom pouch. 

• Holding the patch with the rigid protective liner facing you. remove halt of the liner, 
covers the sticky surface of the patch 

• Avoid touching Ihe sticky side ot the patch with your fingers 



' Using the other halt of Ihe protective liner as a handle, apply the sticky side of the patch t 
selected area of the child s hip 

' Press the sticky side of the patch firmly inio place and smooth it down 



I While still holding the sticky side down, fold back the other hall ot the patch 
' Grasp an edge ot the remaining protective liner and gently pull it oft 




• Avoid touching Ihe sticky side of Ihe patch with your fingers 
' Press the entire patch firmly into place with the palm of your hand over the patch. 

approximately 30 seconds 

' fUlake sure that the patch is firmly adhered to Ihe child's skin 
' Go over the edges with your lingers to assure good contact around the patch 
' Wash your hands after applying the patch 

• After Ihe patch is applied, record the lime on Ihe administration chart on each carton, and 
Ihe timetable to calculate what time the patch should be removed 

PLEASE NOTE 

• After proper application, contact with water while bathing, swimming, or showering should not affect 
patch or make it fall oft 

• In the unlikely event that a patch should tall off. avoid touching Ihe sticky side of the patch with your tinof 
If this occurs, a new patch may be applied to a diflereni area of the same hip II a new patch is applied ' 
recommended that it be removed 9 hours after Ihe first patch lor that day was applied Always washy 
hands after handling a patch 

• If you forget to apply a patch in the morning, you may do so later in the day: however you should rein 
the child s patch at the usual time of day to reduce Ihe possibility of later day side effects You can use 
timetable above to know when to remove Ihe patch 

5. HOW TO REMOVE AND DISCARD DAYTRANA'" 

• When vou remove the patch peel it off slowly 

• Fold Ihe used Daytrana'" patch in halt and press firmly so that Ihe sticky side sticks to itself Flush Mn « 
patch down Ihe loilel or dispose ol in an appropriate lidded container right away. 

• Do not flush the pouches oi the protective liners down the toilet These items should be thrown away in 
appropriate lidded conlamei 

• If any adhesive residue remains on the child s skin after removing Ihe patch, gently rub the area with Oil 
lotion to remove the adhesive from the skin 

•Wash your hands after handling the patch 

• After the patch is removed and disposed ot record this time on the administration chart 

UNUSED PATCHES 

• PLEASE KEEP PATCHES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. 

• Throw aviav any unused Davirana'" patches that are left over from Ihe prescnplion as soon as they are 
longer needed Remove Ihe lettovei patches trom then protective pouches and lemove Ihe protective lim 
Fold Ihe patches in hall with Ihe sticky sides together, and flush the patches down Ihe toilet or dispon 
in an appropriate lidded container. 

This patient Duet summary provides a summary of the most important information about Daytrana"" and 
methylphenidate It you want mote information, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you the professional 
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Disability? 

For more students than you'd expect, 
school difficulties can be traced to 
an undiagnosed neurological problenn. 
Here, the red flags and how to get help 



our 8-year-old daugh- 
ter has sophisticated 
ideas and insights and 



V 

^1 a vocabular\' to match. 

^1 yet she's not reading 
mi^K^m anywhere near her 
grade level. Or your first-grade son 
knows ever\'thing about dinosaurs and 
can do complex madi equations in his 
head but he struggles to express his 
ideas. Clcaily. your cliild is bright, but 
somediing is awr} . 

The problem may be a learning dis- 
abilit)- (LL);. a neurological disorder 
mar ked by ,< gap between intelligence 
and performance. LDs affect an esti- 



mated 5 to 10 percent of the population 
but are frequently overlooked or mis- 
identified. "I often see kids after tliey've 
been on medication for ADHD (atten- 
tion-deficit/h\peractivir\- disorder) and 
aren't improving." says Larr\' B. Silver. 
M.D.. clinical professor of psyciiiatr\- at 
Georgetown Uni\ ersit\- Medical Center, 
in Washington. D.C. "Tliat's because 
the underhdng problem is LD." 

Part of the confusion stems from die 
fact that LDs. which can hinder the 
abilit}- to read, v\Tite. listen, speak, do 
math or even function socially, are 
poorly imderstood and highly idiosNii- 
cratic. Although about 80 percent of 



LD sufferers ha\ e dy slexia, which li 
all\' means difEculr\' with reading i 
b)- extension, \vith writing and sp 
ing), the problems manifest themsel 
difierendy in each person. Some 
cannot learn to read while others bret 
through Henry aiid Mudge but stum' 
over comprehension. Among the oi 
20 percent, some find basic math a c 
lenge (a condition known as dyscal 
lia) or may have impaired motor 
organizational skills or short-tc 
memon,'. "It s never one specific i 
notes Jane Browning, former execu 
director of the Learning DisabUi 
Association of America, in Pittsbur 
"Each kid carries a different loa 
What LD kids do have in comm 
is intellectual potential; a child 
a low IQ^ would not be consider 
learning disabled. 

A Brain That Works Different 

No one is quite sure what causes L 
Genetics is a factor in continu 



Signs to Watch Fo 

Preschool Child 

• Speaks later than most kids 

• Has trouble learning the ABC 
days of the week and numbe 

• Struggles with rhyming 
Grade-School Child 

• Acquires reading skills slowly 

• Is slow to learn the connectic 
between letters and sounds 

• Has trouble with new words 
that need sounding out 

Teenager 

• Has difficulty remembering 
what she just read 

• Fails to distinguish important 
from unimportant details 

• Struggles to organize 
and complete homework 
assignments 

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rouiihlv half the cases and, in rare 
cases, problems during pregnancy and 
birth ma)' also play a part. But the fog 
around LD is beginning to lift, as new- 
technologies such as functional mag- 
netic resonance imaging (fMRI) en- 
able scientists to obset-\e the brain at 
work, and as educators become more 
adept at recognizing LD. "We've dra- 
matically improved our ability to iden- 
tify cliildren with LD and to treat them 
effectivel)-," says Sally Shaywitz, M.D., 
codirector of the Yale Center for the 
Study of Learning and Attention, in 
New Haven. Comiecticut. 

What scientists are discovering is 
that the LD brain is wired differently; 
information doesn't always travel 
from point A to point B but takes a 
more circuitous route. And while LD 
sufferers are, by definition, intelligent 
(Winston Churchill and-evidence 
suggests-Albert Einstein and Thomas 
Edison numbered among their ranks), 
certain skills elude them. Frustration 
or shame can trigger dismptive behav- 
ior, makins; it easv to mistake LD for 
ADHD, (hi fact, the problems often 
coexist; up to 50 percent of people 
with .ADHD also have LD.) A sense 
of incompetence and failure can erode 
a child's self-esteem. "When my son 
was in second grade, he was so out 
of sync with his classmates,' recalls 
Amy Goldin, a mother of two from 
New York City. "I'd see him at a desk 
in the corner, tears in his eyes, tr\'ing 
in vain to read." 

Early Intervention Is Key 

Wliile educators are getting better at 
detecting LD. the warning signs are 
sail easy to miss. Parents need to be 
alert for the red flags-preschoolers 
with Ian2iia2;e dela\'s. for instance, or 
who struggle to learn simple nursen' 
rhymes. With school-agt kids, sigiis 
may include reading below gi adc level 
or weak math or writins: skills (see 



"Signs to Watch For," page 90). 

For some kids the problems diminish 
or even disappear as they mature. Still, 
it's crucial to be proactive from the 
first indicadons of a problem. "Don't 
wait until your kid is in serious trouble 
to do something," advises Dr. Silver. 

If you are concerned, the first step is 
to educate yourself. Talk to )'our child's 
teacher or caie provider as weO as to 
her pediatrician and any other adult 
with whom she has regular contact. 
"Document, catalogue and collect as 
much informal data as possible," ad- 
vises Sheldon H. Horowitz. Ed.D., di- 
rector of professional services at the 
National Center for Learning Disabili- 
ties, in New York Cirv'. "Be able to ar- 
ticulate exactly what your concerns 
are." Mendon anything you're uneasy 
about. Aimed with this information, 
ask your child's school for psycho-edu- 
cational testing. This evaluadon is topi- 
cally done by a psychologist, special 
educator or speech-language patholo- 
gist; it assesses a child's intelligence, 
achievement levels in school skills and 
his ability to receive, process and ex- 
press information. 

Unfortunately, your school may 
lack the resources to do this testing. In 
that case you need an independent 
evaluator (to find one, check v\idi die 
organizations listed on this page). Be 
prepared for sticker shock, though: 
The fee for a private evaluation can 
exceed $L000. A good evaluation will 
identif)' not only weaknesses but areas 
of strength and strategies for helping 
your child. A child who suuggles \Nith 
reading, for instance, mav need sv's- 
tematic phonics instruction to under- 
stand the letter-sound paiiings that are 
the building blocks of reading. Multi- 
sensory approaches-hearing the 
sounds, touching three-dimensional 
letters and playing letter-sound 
games— are often effective. 

If testing identifies deficits, public 



To Find Out More About 
Learning Disabilities, 
Contact These Organizati 

The National Center for Learn 
Disabilities {www.ncld.org) 

Learning Disabilities Associatj 
of America iwww.ldaamerica.ol 

Schwab Learning, a guide for] 
parents of children with learninj 
abilities {www.schwablearning.l 

LD Online {www.ldonline.orgj 

The International Dyslexia Assij 
tion {www.interdys.org) 



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schools are legall}' required to ere; 
an individualized education pro; 
for'\-our child. Remember, thou 
that while federal law entitles evi 
child to a free and appropriate edul 
tion. the definition of "appropria 
varies. That's whv- parents must 
forceful advocates for their childn 
To find out more about what servi( 
v'our school must provide, go to wi 
.Ihj.com/schoolseruices. 

These remedial services can ma 
a huge difference, helping a chi 
acquire important academic skills 
well as the confidence to succee 
Since beginning a special-educatic 
program. Goldiii's son, now in se 
enth gi ade, has regained liis joy in li 
and has made great strides acaden 
cally— even managing to skip a grad 
The kev' is early intervention. A 201 
brain-imaging study found that, wi 
remediation, the brains of former 
poor readers between the ages of 
and 9 besiii. over time, to functic 
like the brains of good readers. "We'' 
shown that the brain can change 
says Dr. Shaywitz, the study's autho 

This is not to say that learning di 
abilities are curable. They're not. Bi 
the hope is that by adulthood (ideal 
sooner) LD sufferers will have ma 
tered the skills to compensate fc 
their limitations . "Learning disabilirii 
never go away," says Dr. Horowit 
"but they do not have to be a li: 
long burden. " 



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NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke 

that can lead to death. 

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• with longer use of NSAID medicines 

• in people who have heart disease 

NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart 
surgery called a "coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)." 
NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and 
Intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding: 

• can happen without warning symptoms 

• may cause death 

The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with: 

• taking medicines called "corticosteroids" and "anticoagulants" 

• longer use 

• smoking 

• drinking alcohol 

• older age 

• having poor health 

NSAID medicines should only be used: 

• exactly as prescribed 

• at the lowest dose possible for your treatment 

• for the shortest time needed 

What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)? 

NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat 
(inflammation) from medical conditions such as: 

• different types of arthritis 

• menstrual cramps and other types of short-term pain 

Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)? 
Do not take an NSAID medicine: 

• if you had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin 
or any other NSAID medicine 

• for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery 
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• about all of your medical conditions, 

• about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines 
can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Keep a list of 
your medicines to show to your health care provider and pharmacist. 

• if you are pregnant. NSAID medicines should not be used by pregnant 
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• heart attack 


• stomach pain 


• stroke 


• constipation 


• high blood pressure 


• diarrhea 


• heart failure from body swelling 


• gas 


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• heartburn 


• kidney problems including kidney 


• nausea 


failure 


• vomiting 


• bleeding and ulcers in the 


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• life-threatening skin reactions 




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skin rash or blisters with fever 
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• itching 

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• stomach pain 

• flu-like symptoms 

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Other information about Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAII 

• Aspinn is an NSAID medicine but it does not increase the chance of a. 
heart attack. Aspinn can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestin 
Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines. 

• Some of these NSAID medicines are sold in lower doses without a 
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NSAID medicines that need a prescription 



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Diclofenac 


Cataflam, Voltaren, Arthrotec (combined with 
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Diflunisal 


Dolobid ! 


Etodolac 


Lodine. Lodine XL ' 


Fenoprofen 


Nalfon, Nalfon 200 ' 


Flurbiprofen 


Ansaid 


Ibuprofen 


Motnn. Tab-Profen. Vicoprofen (combined with 
hydrocodone), Combunox (combined with oxycodon: 


Indomethacin 


Indocin, Indocin SR, Indo-Lemmon. Indomethagan 


Ketoprofen 


Oruvail 


Ketorolac 


Toradol 


Mefenamic Acid 


Ponstel 


Meloxicam 


Mobic 


Nabumetone 


Relafen \ 


Naproxen 


Naprosyn, Anaprox. Anaprox DS. EC-Naproxyn, 
Naprelan, Naprapac (copackaged with lansoprazolej 


Oxaprozin 


Daypro ! 


Piroxicam 


Feldene 


Sulindac 


ClinonI j 


Tolmetin 


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Whyi^ 

Parents 

Are Label Lovers 




Sisters Anna, 
and Sasha praiii 
their chess mn 
while Mom looks 



Growing up, I was labeled the clown 
and have spent a lifetime living 
that down. So why have I been so 
quick to label nny own children? 



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nwisely, perhaps, my daughter Anna has just chal- 
lenged her younger sister, Sasha, to a chess "tournament." Anna 
was introduced to the game at school last year; she was among die 
few first graders who really took to it. Sasha, who is just about to 
enter kindergarten, wants nothing more than to be like her big 
sister, and if that means pla\ing some odd brainiac game, so be it. 
She has no idea how to play chess. 

"You can be white and Til be black," Anna is saying, positioning 
all tlie pieces just so. 

"Oka\-, so what are my guys' names.-*" Sasha says, sun eying the 
board. 

"Names Anna says. "Tliat's your king and that's your queen 
imd dial's your knight." 

"But what's the king's naiiw?" 

"He doesn't have a name. Sash." .Anna says, with a sigh. 

"Is there a piincess?" 

"No." 

Sasha looks bewildered. This game is getting stupider by the min- 



ute, hi an effort to perk the pai t\' up, S 
suggests snacks. "If we ha\ e popcorn 1 1 
thds will be more fiin." she says, dispatc 
her sister to die kitchen for room sei^vice. 

Privately, I wish the game would 
right here, because I know how diis is g' 
to go. Intellectually. Sasha is no match 
her sister, who was long ago labeled 
smart one." even diough my husband a 
\ owed to never, ever think ui terms of la 
when it comes to our kids. But it was a 
obvious from the ver\- begimiing. Anr 
die smai t one. Sasha is die social one. A 
is the athlete: Sasha, the charmer. Anr 
the bra\viiy one: Sasha, the girlie one. 

Being labeled is an occupational hazai 
childhood. I know diis. And yet already 
doing it to my kids. I \'Owed never to do 
Of course, I don"t use die labels. I never 
"Come here, Anna-the-smart-one." B 
think in tenns of the labels and guide ac 
ties according to them. "Oh, Sasha, th 
right up your alley," I'll say when I pass 
store shelf featuring Groovy Gul dolls ; 
"Oh, Anna, look! A book of brainteaser; 

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In the few minutes it takes for Anna to return 
with the popcorn. Sasha has rearranged the 
chessboaid. Pawns in a circle, knights behind, 
kings laying down for naps. She has hold of die 
queens, bouncing them back and forth, acting 
out a story. "'Oh, you do look pretty in that 
outfit," savs the white queen. "But aren't you 
going to wear a gown to the prince's part)'?"' 

.■\nna comes in and sees diis. "Wliat," she says, 
"are— you— doing?" It soimds Uke a series of jabs. 

■Just playing," Sasha says. "Your queen is 
wearing pcviL to the parts'. Can you believe it?" 

"Mom!" Aima yells, widi all the might of any 
7-year-old believing herself to be lost in some 
kind of honible fun house. "Moooooo/n.' Sasha is 
ruining the game!" 

No, she is just being Sasha. And Anna is just being Anna. Sasha's 
play is all about relarionsliips, who is related to whom and who is 
happy and who needs help. Anna s play is all about strategy, study, 
practicing, excelling. How can I deny this simple distinction? How 
can you not label your kids? And what, anyway, is wrong with it? 

Well, that last question is easy. I speak now as the youngest of 
four cliildren. First came John, the chosen one, he-who-amazes-all; 
then came Kristin, the smai t one; then came Claire, the pretty one: 
and then came me, tlie clown (translation: the one so starved for 
attention and validation in this sea of overachievers she will turn 
herself into a dooRis/lunatic just to get some acknowledgement) . 

Boo hoo. Poor me. Oh, any youngest child knows this one. All 
the good labels are used up by the time you come around. There 
can never, after all, be two smart ones, or two pretty ones; nor can 
there be a reshuffling of roles once these things are established. 
This is the way it works in any group of people; we need to 
categorize each other. Look ait any circle of friends: Each person 
will assume a role. There will be a leader. And there will be a 
needy one. There will be a funny one and there will be a gor- 
geous one who can eat anything and never get fat. 

So often we bring the labels our parents bestowed on us in and 
out of these social circles throughout our lives. I have never been 
the pretty one in any group, never the smart one; my comfort 
zone is v\ idiin the realm of clown. I would love to change this, if 
only for the sake of variety. 

But there's a more insidious problem with labeling. If one daugh- 
ter is the "prcti) one," diat means the other is not. And in the mind 
of die not prctrv one. that can \ er\' easilv translate to "the ugly one. " 
(Trust me.! And if one sibling is the "smart one,"" the other might 
believe herself to be "die dumb one. " (Tnist me.) And so it goes. I 
remember in college, my fust time away from home, a friend say- 
ing, "WTiy m the world do you think you are dumb and ugly?"" 



As all youngest 
kids know, 
all the good 
labels are 
used up by the 

time YOU 
come around 



I tried to explain. 
my friend Marie, an 
child, had a hard 
grasping it. Only chil 
share a special label 1 
as "the fiilfilLment of 
hope and dream."" 
notice how confident 
are diroughout life?) 

So, here I am, a 
who vosved neve 
assign labels to her 
someone who kn 
better, trsing to m- 
this. How can I 
Anna to be the smart one and make 
Sasha never regards herself as the d" 
one? How can I allow Sasha to be the s 
one and make sure that Anna never re 
herself as the bookish, antisocial one? 

If anything, I probabK' overcompe 
Fm constandy telling Sasha how smart 
is, how athletic she is, and Fm quick to 
out Anna's popularity at school. Bey 
that, I stumble along like any mom, 
do die right thing, and so often feeling 
litde more than an ineffectual referee. 

As predicted, the chess tournamen 
descending into a full-blown disaster 
fuiaUy I intervene. "Sasha doesn't know 
to play chess," I say to Anna. "You k 
that. Why don't you play something els 
"I know how to play chess!" Sasha s 
"Fm playingkr 
Oh, dear. 
"Sasha, why don"t you get out your 
and I'll sit here and play with \ ou,"" I say. 

"What about me?" Anna says. "Then 
you play chess with me?" 

Oh, dear. Chess? Me? But diat's a 
for Aimt Kristin, the smart one. 

"How about checkers?" I say, try 
not to sound completely pathetic. "I sur 
lo\ e checkers.'" 



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oral granules for children 2 to 5 years of age, or 

• One packet of 4-mg oral granules for children 
12 to 23 months of age 

For Allergic Rhinitis (Take at about the same time 
each day): 

• One 10 mg tablet for adults and adolescents 
15 years of age and older, 

• One 5-mg chewable tablet for children 6 to 14 
years of age, 

• One 4 mg chewable tablet for children 2 to 5 years 
of age, or 

• One packet of 4-mg oral granules for children 

2 to 5 years of age with seasonal allergic rhinitis, 
or for children 6 months to 5 years of age with 
perennial allergic rhinitis. 

What should I avoid while taking SINGULAIR? 

If you have asthma and if your asthma is made worse 
by aspirin, continue to avoid aspirin or other medicines 
called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs while 
taking SINGULAIR 

What are the possible side effects of SINGULAIR? 

The side effects of SINGULAIR are usually mild, and 
generally did not cause patients to stop taking their 
medicine, The side effects in patients treated with 
SINGULAIR were similar in type and frequency to 
side effects in patients who were given a placebo 
(a pill containing no medicine). 

The most common side effects with SINGULAIR include: 

• stomach pain 

• stomach or intestinal upset 

• heartburn 

• tiredness 

• fever 

• stuffy nose 

• cough 

• flu 

• upper respiratory infection 

• dizziness 

• headache 

• rash 

Less common side effects that have happened with 
SINGULAIR include (listed alphabetically): 

agitation including aggressive behavior, allergic 
reactions (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, 
and/or throat, which may cause trouble breathing 
or swallowing), hives, and itching, bad/vivid dreams, 
increased bleeding tendency, bruising, diarrhea, 
drowsiness, hallucinations (seeing things that are 
not there), hepatitis, indigestion, inflammation of 
the pancreas, irritability, joint pain, muscle aches and 
muscle cramps, nausea, palpitations, pins and needles/ 
numbness, restlessness, seizures (convulsions or 
fits), swelling, trouble sleeping, and vomiting. 



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Rarely, asthmatic patients taking SINGULJ 
experienced a condition that includes certaiiy 
that do not go away or that get worse. Th€iL 
usually, but not always, in patients who wbI 
steroid pills by mouth for asthma and tho a 
were being slowly lowered or stopped. Aitw 
SINGULAIR has not been shown to cause thaw 
you must tell your doctor right away if yo 
or more of these symptoms: 

• a feeling of pins and needles 
arms or legs 

• a flu-like illness ] 

• rash , ' ■ 

• severe inflammation (pain and sweirn)ci 
sinuses (sinusitis) 

These are not all the possible side effects |' 'ii 
SINGULAIR. For more information ask yoj*i 
or pharmacist. - ■ 

Talk to your doctor if you think you have ssk 
from taking SINGULAIR. 

General Information about the safe and eict^ 
of SINGULAIR 

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for • 
that are not mentioned in patient informa 
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was not prescribed. Do not give SlNGULr" 
people even if they have the same sympti 
have. It may harm them. Keep SINGULAI1 
medicines out of the reach of children 

^ Store SINGULAIR at 25X (77 F). Protect fr<] 
>^ and light. Store in original package. 

This leaflet summarizes information about! 
If you would like more information, talk t^ 
doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or dd 
information about SINGULAIR that is writj 
health professionals. 

What are the ingredients in SINGULAIR? 

Active ingredient: montelukast sodium 

SINGULAIR chewable tablets contain as 
source of phenylalanine. 

Phenylketonurics: SINGULAIR 4-mg and ^-rjffl™ 
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cellulose, and magnesium stearate. I Is 

• a-mj aiid^-mg chewab le tabjels: maiitt,^ 
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• 10-mq tabl et: microcrystalline cellule, ' 
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hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesiuniter-' 
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dioxide, red ferric oxide, yellow ferrir'xid 
carnaubawax. 

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Asthma is a continuing (chronic) inflammioii 
bronchial passageways which are the tub' tH 
air from outside the body to the lungs. ! 

1 

Symptoms of asthma include: ^ j 

• coughing , i 

• wheezing 

• chest tightness 

• shortness of breath 

What is allergic rhinitis? 

• Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known ai£ 
is triggered by outdoor allergens such 
from trees, grasses, and weeds. 

• Perennial allergic rhinitis may occur ye rc; 
and is generally triggered by indoor allgei 
as dust mites, animal dander, and/or md sj 

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very ])arent longs to leave 
a positive legacy through his or her 
children, hut what does it take? I've 
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The gift of your presence 

Sometimes just heing there is what 
matters most to your kids. 

One day my daughter came home 
crushed after not making the color 
guard in eighth grade. To make mat- 
ters worse, all ol her friends had made 
it. Sohhing, Amy went and sat on the 
floor of iier closet. 

One hy one, each mcniher of otir 
family crawled into the closet to sit on 
the floor with her in silence and ciy 
with her. None of us tried to talk her 
out ol her grid. We didn't minimize 
her pain. We didn't try to get her to 
"look at the hright side." We didn't 
urge her to try harder ne.xt time. We 
just sat there and hurt with her. Jesus 
said. "Rejoice with those who rejoice, 
and weep with those who weep." That 
is the essence of empathy. It is the gift 
of presence. 

The gift of your acceptance 

Everyone craves acceptance. It scenrs 
we never get enough, no matter how 
grown-up we hecome. When you give 
yoin children the opportimity to he 
themselves and to hecome wluit God, 
not von. wants them to he. \<)u <'i\'C 



Making children 
feel profoundly 
accepted and valued 
is a parent's nnost 
innportant role 



them a great legacy. The welcoming 
environment of acceptance is the atmo- 
sphere in which children hloom. Jesus 
said, "Whoever welcomes a little child 
. . . welcomes me." 

Even though they're your children, 
acceptance is never automatic. One of 
the most important times is when a 
child does something that emharrass- 
es you ptihlicl)'. At that moment you 
have a choice: Will I care more ahoul 
how others see me or ahout the feel- 
ings of my child? We've all seen embar- 
rassed parents in stores use angry, 
derogatory words with kids who 
didn't realize what they were doing. 




The gift of your guidance 

God could have made children c 
pletcly self-sufficient when they 
their mothers" womb, but He die 
Children desperately need adults 
garidance. Tlie Bible says, "Teach ( 
dvtn how they should live, and t 
will remember it all their life. " 

Children also need to learn f 
your mistakes. They can learn fi 
experience, but the)' can also avo 
lot of unnecessary pain by learr 
f rom your experience. When you 
others go down a path ) ou persoi 
know is a dead end, speak up! It's 
loving thing to do. 

The gift of your correction 

Offer correction when your chil 
make mistakes. Of course, this 
cause conflicts in a marriage. My 
Kay, and I have often disagreed a 
discipline, but we've learned to 
aside privately and work out our 
agreement and decide which one 
is best prepared emotionally to ha 
the situation. Then we present a 
cd front to the kids. 

Just as brick homes are built 
brick at a time, the lives of our 
dren are built with the brick 
presence, acceptance, guidance 
correction. Every time you gi^ 
child one of these gifts, you are b 
inti his or her life. 

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How Do I Trust Thee? 



Let me count 
the (sometimes 
ridiculous) 
ways. Should 
my wife be 
flattered— or 
worried? 




ianc left some letters on the kitehen counter lor mc to 
mail, as she always does, and as I walked down the steps I quick- 
ly looked through them, as I nlways do. Among the endless bills 
was a hand-addressed envelope to a man at an address I didn't 
recognize in another state. 

I thought for a second about asking Diane who he was, but I 
didn't want to appear, y'know, suspicious. So instead I went down 
to my oftice and acted suspicious, searching the name and ad- 
dress on the Internet. I finally found him on a government scien- 
tific Web site. And while I tried not to jump to any conclusions, I 
couldn't get my mind to stop considering the possibility . . . 

Is my wife cheating on me with an algae researcher? 

I wrote down the name and address on a Post-it (easier to 
eat il I had to destroy the evidence), mailed the mail and went 
about my business. For the next two days I thought about 
how to bring this up to Diane. Then I got an e-mail. It was 
from ilie researcher. Oh my god. I clicked it open and liiere 
was just one sentence: 



"Did you get the swizzle sticks yet?" 
Tliat mystery letter? A check Diane 
written for something I forgot 
I'd bought on eBay. 

Okay, I'm an idiot, 
also a jealous guy. Al" 
have been. Probably al 
will be. If nearly 20 year 
marriage to a woman \ 
loves and completes me h~ 
cured me, nothing will. 

Jealousy is one of the few emotions 
husbands have always been expecte 
express. Unfortunately, most of us exp 
it realh' badly-often for absolutely no g 
reason, and sometimes with disastrous 
sequences. It might be the only emo 
that wives wish husbands rcowWsuppre 
After the swizzle stick episode, I st" 
asking my basketball buddies about j 
ousy-what Shakespeare called "the gr 
eyed monster which doth mock the me 
feeds on." (I didn't mention Shakesp 
specifically because I didn't want anyon 
throw the ball at my head. It was 
enough I was asking them to admit 
actually had Jeelmgs.) 

I was most interested to hear from 
guy because I knew he and his wife had 
entered a scenario rife with betrayal pc 
bilities. After many years of ciontinU 



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being home vvilh their kids, his wife look a job 
at a snuill company with a lot of younger single 
people. I was at a party recently where I saw ^ 
her with some of her new male colleagues. 
They Hocked around her, almost flirtatiously, I 
thought. It actually made me feel a little jealous 
on my buddy's behalf. 

So I was amused by the way my friend " " 

denied the role of jealousy in his marriage. , , > 

■'Not as big a deal now as it was 20 years ago," 
he said, "but I've always had more to be jeal- 
ous about than my wife, because she is a first- 
class flirt." 7 hen he added, a bit irritably, as if 
the facts were irrefutably in his favor: "Look, 
her coworkers are all much younger and/or 
gay. And the one person she is hanging out with lots is 10 years 
younger, with a pregnant wife." 

Oh, okay. Good thing you're not feeling threatened. And, ol 
coiuse, guys //czvv cheat on their pregnant wives. 

How he stays calm I don't know. I get jealous over much less. 
I'm not what experts call "morbidly jealous"— I don't get aggres- 
sive or have much ol a temper. But I do feel more jealous than 
any happily married man should. And it comes out in all kinds of 
little ways I'm embarrassed to admit. Besides occasionally check- 
ing out the mail (or, okay, the cell phone bill), I definitely do the 
"husbandly hover." I pay a little too much attention to whom Di- 
ane talks with at parties, remaining far enough away to be incon- 
spicuous biu close enough to stealthily intercede in any 
conversation that seems susjiiciously long. 

Why do husbands do this kind of stuff ? During our first few 
years together I believed my actions were well-lounded responses 
to something real— perhaps a carryover from fighting off other 
suitors to win Diane's hand. Like many husbands I felt I had mar- 
ried someone way belter than I deserved and needed to diligcniK' 
protect myself against losing her. I still feel that way and can see 
how Diane attracts people: She's smart and disarmingly fimny 
and, at 50, still tin ns heads (sometimes all the way around) in just 
a T-shirt and jeans. 

Bui I have also come to understand that most of my jealousy is 
unfounded and unprovoked— something I brought into the mar- 
riage, like that ugly brown sleeper sofa. 

According to social scientists, husbands and wives are jealous 
in dillerent ways: Supposedly, men care more about sexual fidel- 
ity and women care more about emotional fidelity. And, in a 
more important sociological indicator— bad movie dialogue— it is 
usually "did you sleep with him?" versus "do you lo\e her?" 

Now. V\c alvva\'s been troubled by this notion thai men care 
more about possessing women than loving them, treating them like 



many 
nids, I 
I had 



ne way 
tlian I 



toys that nobody else 
play with, while wo 
will o\ erlook sexual i 
ere lions as long 
he loves her best. So 
glad to report that re 
„* „ -1 studies show jealou 

becoming a more e 
opportunity obsess 
Men are now scorin 
more emotionally je 
than ever before, 
women more sexuall) 
ous. Our worst rela 
ship fears have all b 
to even out. lliis could mean men ai^e 1 
ing to love more or dial women have fi 
wised up about die old "I slept with he 
it didn't mean anythuig" line, or botli. 

As for us, I consider myself lucky 
after 20 years together my wife is 
kind of flattered by how possessive I ca 
Even now Diane recalls as "funny and 
how, during our courtship, I used to s 
up "coincidentally" at restaurants w 
she was dining with friends. ("Funii) 
cute?" a friend of ours gasped when 
later heard about my extreme wooing, 
was a stalker!") 

When I recently fessed up to D 
about the algae researcher incident 
found it "hilariously touching." I 
that's because she appreciates the u 
of jealousy in a marriage. And no m; 
how many times she has to deal wi 
waiting up for her like some '60s si 
dad on the few nights she goes out 
the girls, I can think of only one t 
worse for our relationship. 

And that would be if I stopped bin 
so jealous. 



Next month: Why computer and other te.l 
breakdowns are the real test of a marriage 

Have ijUistums or (omtiifubjor Stephen Fried? 
E-mail him at lltj.heartofahmbami@7mrcdith.(o 
}oii ran also catch up mi his past (oliimn.s at 
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When Jamie Dana was 
wounded in Iraq, sine spent 
her recovery mourning the 

fate of her combat dog, 
Rex. But then the military 

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'(• loaded up the vchidc near Kirkuk and 
headed haek, and I remember a split second of confu- 
sion— I had no (hie ■n'hal it was. 'Ilw nrxt thitig I k?iew, 
I um lying on a hospital table at an Air Force Ime. I 
rmemher waking up and mkntg, you knoio, "Where 's 
Rex?" I kneio something bad had happened, but I 
didn 't knoio xvhat. All I remember curing about was, 
Where's Rex? Where's my dog? Is my dog okay? And nobody would aiisrwer 
me. I ^ribbed a medic's ann, looked at him ami saiil, "Is my cbg dead?" And 
he Saul, "lies." My heart broke. Rex was my best friend. When you're over 
there, I mean, my life's in his hanch and his lije's in my hands. We were 
together 24/7. My best friend. And tluy told me he xvas dead. 

With that. Air Force Technical Sergeant Jamie Dana, 26, 
slipped back out of consciousness. 

With her lungs collapsed, her spine hactured, her pelvis bro- 
ken and most ol her internal organs pushed up into her rib cage, 
she was not expected to survive the night. Earlier that day, June 
25, 2005, the Humvce taking her team of four back to base in 
Kirkuk altei' searching Iraqi villages for explosives had hit a road- 
side bomb. (The other soldier passengers were not injured as 
badly as Dana.) 

Dana did not, of course, know die severity of her condition. Nor 
did she know the one piece of information diat she perhaps most 
desperately needed: Rex was most certainly not dead. Tlic medic 
had beeii misinformed. Rex, the 5-year-old Germiui shepherd Dana 
had trained to snilTout explosives and with whom she had suiA i\ ed 



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Her constant companion. He was alive. 

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meaningless concept to her to begin 
An anim;il lover since childhood on a P 
sylvania farm, she enlisted in die Air For 
1 8 and soon became a "top dog" in her 
of canine handlers. Maybe that's why 
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was anydiing but top dog. He was . . 
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Dana, reunited v^i 
Rex in Colorado 



didn't have the all-imporlant "solid 
bite" hajidlers like to see-the abilirv' 
or the inclination to chomp and 
hold. Rex was, instead, all nibble 
and apolot^'. Dana loved him-thc 
challenge of training him, but mosd) 
his personality, which was a combi- 
nation of silliness and warmth. She 
worked with him tirelessly until he 
became her constant companion, 
and they headed out on their first 
mission together, in Pakistan, in 
2004, where they shared a tent for 
six months. Then, in May 2005. 
diey weic deployed to the far-more 
dangerous battlefields of Iraq. 

Two weeks after her world blev\ 
up, in the summer of 200.S, Dana 
had defied the odds: She was alive. 
In her bed at Walter Reed Army 
Medical Center, in Washington. 
D.C., she was hallucinating. She 
imagined her parents and her hus- 
band. Air Force Staff Sergeant Mike 

Dana, at her bedside. "Rex is alive," they were sayiiig. Tlien she 
opened her eyes to find that she wasn't hallucinating at all. Her 
husband, her par ents, everyone was there. They had been at her bed- 
side for weeks, saying, "Rex is alive!" At first she refused to believe 
them. But when doctors finally allowed it, they brought Rex to her 
room, and she wrapped hei^ arms around him. "Rex, oh my Rex!" 

It was a miracle on top of a miracle— and would have been a 
happily-ever-after story. Except that Rex and Dana's days to- 
gether were officially over. He was still a military dog with sev- 
eral years of vital service left— and she was headed to a life of 
rehab and most likely a desk job at Peterson Air Force Base, in 
Colorado, where she and her husband were stationed. 

I skil led saying I minted to adopt him from the time Iiuoke up. But I 'am 
told no. And I understood, you know, the mission comes first. But I still 
couldn '/ imagine it. I Just kept saying, "Please. Please let me adopt him." 

But military ofiicials kept saying no. It was, after all, a matter of 
law. Under Tide 10, U.S.C. 2583, die Air Force could not allow die 
wounded airman to take her combat dog home until the animal 
reached die end of its working life. Adopting Rex, diey said in a letter, 
would not be "a legal or advisable use of Air Force assets, in spite of 
die sentimental value and polentid healing effects it might produce." 

Word got out about Diuia's plight-tlie Anieric;m Humane Asso- 
ciation collected more than 25,000 signatures online supporting 
Rex's adopdon-and it eventually made its way to Congiess. Se\^eral 



lawmakers took upi 
cause. "Tliis young j 
came as close to deal 
you can come and 
ali\ e." said Represen 
Jolm E. Peterson, of 
sylvania, who amo" 
ers from both sides 
pofitical aisle lobbiel 
her behalf. "I diink 
son who came that 
to death deserves to 
die dog who went thr 
it with her. ... I 
diat s the least we ca| 
for her." 

.'\ii- Force ofiicials 
finally able to work I 
lawmakers to enact a 
sure that would aj 
exceptions to the wl 
ing-dog adopdon law.j 
measure was part of a defense bill signec 
December by President Bush. 

A few weeks later, in a small ceremoJ 
Peterson Air Force Base. Dana was haJ 
Rex's leash and an adoption certifiJ 
Dana was beaming, Rex calm and quil 
her side, as the officials made their spe 
es. She's at home now with Rex and] 
husband, who has supported her "missj 
eveiy step of the way. 

Rex gii'es me a reason to get up in tite mom^ 
get moving, face my day. I still liave to have a\ 
physical tluraf^. Iliave nerve damage in my len 
my feet; I liavc problems xvith my memory. /'J 
fix saews and tivo piru in my pelvis, and apA 
steel mesh in my abdomen. But I'm okay. I zj 
person who wanted to serve, loho really warn 
deplo)'. Arui I survived and so did my dog. 

For Dana the fiiture poses plenty of cj 
tion marks. But she'll have Rex by her : 
"He depends on me and I depend on li| 
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